Former Auburn all-time great, Frankie Sullivan, enters his third season on coach Bruce Pearl’s staff, including his first as Video Coordinator for the 2017-18 season.
In charge of all the basketball team video needs for scouting opponents, he spent the previous two seasons as a graduate manager for the Tigers after finishing his professional playing career in Romania for Rovinari in 2014-15.
An all-time favorite, Sullivan lettered five years at Auburn from 2009-13, being the team captain for three seasons.
The Uniontown, Ala., native left Auburn as the Tigers’ eighth all-time scoring leader with 1,556 career points. He was first in games played (134) and 3-point attempts (713), fourth in 3-pointers made (228) and steals (190), fifth in free throws made (334), seventh in free throws attempted (431) and ninth in field goals attempted (1,268). He scored 20 or more points 20 times.
Sullivan led the Tigers in scoring both his junior and senior seasons, averaging 14.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals as a senior in 2012-13 and 12.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals as a junior in 2011-12.
As a senior, he scored 20 or more points 10 times, including 28 vs. DePaul in the SEC-Big East Challenge, 26 points and 9 rebounds at Arkansas, 26 points in the season opener vs. IPFW, 24 points vs. Florida State, Tennessee, College of Charleston and 23 points and eight rebounds in a 50-49 loss at Boston College and 23 points and five assists vs. Dayton.
He became the 33rd member of Auburn’s 1,000-point club by scoring 10 points at Ole Miss on Feb. 11, 2012, as a junior.
Sullivan received a medical hardship waiver after only playing in six games on the season in 2010-11, averaging 8.2 points.
He averaged 12.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.9 steals as a sophomore in 2009-10 and shot a team-best 37 percent from 3-point range while ranking second in the SEC shooting 85 percent from the foul line. He made his first 27 free throws attempted for the Auburn consecutive made record, which freshman Danjel Purifoy tied in 2016-17. He scored a career-high 27 points vs. Florida in the SEC Tournament.
As a freshman in 2008-09, Auburn tied for the second most wins in school history with a 24-12 record as he averaged 7.6 points under coach Jeff Lebo. In that season, he scored 23 points in only 23 minutes with six steals at No. 14 Xavier.
Sullivan played two years overseas with the Fraport Skyliners in Frankfort, Germany in 2013-14 before moving to Kouvot Kouvola in Finland, averaging 19.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals. He finished the season in Germany’s Bundesliga ProA helping lead the Crailsheim Merlins to the league’s regular season runner-up while averaging 9.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
He ended his playing career in 2014-15, helping lead CS Energia Rovinari to the Romanian Supercup championship game.
Sullivan finished his six-year varsity career at R.C. Hatch with more than 4,000 points as he scored a Class 2A state tournament scoring record 51 points in the title game, leading his high school to its third-straight state title in finishing 28-1 and its fifth in six years (only missing as a ninth grader). He scored 34 of his points in the second half while totaling 13 rebounds, five steals and making 28-of-31 free throws.
A National Honor Society member, he averaged 26.7 points as a senior, earning Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A Player of the Year honors in 2008. He was named Alabama’s MVP of the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game as he scored 27 points in a 101-99 victory.
Sullivan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology on Dec. 12, 2011, in his redshirt junior season and earned his master’s degree in Adult Education in August 2016. He was the first Tiger to earn his undergraduate degree in three and a half years since former Auburn and NBA star Marquis Daniels in 2003.
Sullivan is engaged to Precious Morris, Auburn women’s basketball’s special assistant to the head coach. The couple will wed on April 4, 2018.