Jennifer Sullivan begins her first season at Missouri State after serving as an assistant coach for a pair of Sun Belt Conference schools the past four years. She will serve as recruiting coordinator on Harper's staff.
"I'm very excited to be at a place with such great women's basketball tradition," Sullivan said upon her hire. "I followed Coach Harper's career growing up and am thrilled to be working with her, Jon and Jackie."
Sullivan spent the 2012-13 season as Associate Head Coach for Garry Brodhead at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, serving as the team's recruiting coordinator while handling guard development and scheduling.
Prior to her stint with the Ragin' Cajuns, Sullivan was an assistant at Arkansas State in her hometown of Jonesboro for three seasons. Sullivan served as ASU's recruiting coordinator in addition to duties with summer camps, academic monitoring and opponent scouting.
Sullivan's strong southern ties date to her playing days at Memphis from 2001-05, where she was a three-year starter and helped the Tigers to the second round of the WNIT in 2004. She finished her Memphis career with 800 points, 310 rebounds and 99 steals, graduating in 2005 with a Communications degree after being named team MVP her senior season.
Sullivan remained in Memphis upon graduation as an assistant for the Rhodes College women, and followed that by spending the 2007-08 season on the Memphis sideline before joining Brodhead at McNeese State for the 2008-09 campaign.