Charlie Sullivan
  • Master of Physical Education, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in General Education, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1991

Charlie Sullivan is a passionate teacher of sport psychology, advanced level coaching, and sports physics lab. He is a USA Volleyball "All-Time Great Coach" award winner. As head coach, Sullivan has lead the Springfield College men's volleyball team to 11 National Championships, making it the winningest program in Division III volleyball. As assistant coach for the U.S. men's volleyball team, Sullivan helped guide the team to a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Brazil. He is also director of the Springfield Boys' Volleyball School overnight and traveling camps.

Courses Taught

Sports Psychology

Advanced Coaching Methods

Selected Works

Research Interests

  • Research in volleyball statistics and techniques, including effective blocking footwork
  • Statistics that directly correlate with point differential
  • History of the height of the volleyball net in men's and women's volleyball

Certifications and Memberships

  • Volleyball Hall of Fame
  • Division III All-American Committee
  • Division III National Poll Voter
  • American Volleyball Coaches Association


  • Contributed articles in American Volleyball Coaches Association Coaching Volleyball magazine
  • Co-author of Winning the Game of Belief (2019)