John L. Sullivan, better known as “Doc” to the GRU Augusta community, is in his 27th year as the Assistant AD/Sports Medicine for the GRU Department of Athletics.
Sullivan heads an athletic training staff of four in the care and injury prevention for the 14-sport program at GRU.
Prior to Georgia Regents University, Sullivan worked for a year at the Sports Medicine Center in Macon, Ga. On the collegiate level, he served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., from 1984-1987. During that time, the Eagles won a pair of NAIA Division I football national championships.
A diehard Tennessee Volunteers fan, Sullivan earned his undergraduate degree from East Tennessee State in 1977 and followed with a M.S. in education in 1981 from Furman University.
A member of NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association) and the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association, Sullivan and his wife Pat reside in North Augusta, S.C.