July 10, 2007
AUBURN, Ala. -
Scott Sullivan, a former standout pitcher at Auburn and a nine-year major league baseball veteran, has joined the Auburn baseball program as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Tom Slater announced on Tuesday.
"I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Auburn baseball program," Sullivan said. "I am hopeful that I can be an asset to the university and can make a difference in utilizing these young men."
Sullivan played at Auburn from 1991-93 and compiled a 3.84 ERA in his three seasons, striking out 138 in 124.1 innings of work, mostly out of the bullpen. His junior season was his finest in an Auburn uniform as he led the Auburn pitching staff with a 2.55 ERA before being drafted in the second round by the Cincinnati Reds.
"I am very excited to add Scott Sullivan to our staff," Slater said. "Scott is a man of great character and has tremendous baseball knowledge. His experience both as a standout SEC pitcher and as a nine-year major league baseball veteran makes him a valuable resource for our players' development."
Sullivan debuted in the big leagues just two years after being drafted by the Reds and went on to play for nine full seasons, including seven with Cincinnati after appearing in three games in his debut season of 1995. In 558 career appearances, he went 40-28 with nine saves and a 3.98 ERA in 737.1 innings. His 494 mound appearances in a Reds uniform ranks second in franchise history.