John Sullivan joined the Athletic Staff as Head Men's & Women's Golf Coach at Montreat College in September, 2014. With over 16 years in the golf industry, in roles that have included club professional, tournament director and player, private instructor, and merchandiser, John has developed a love and passion for growing the game at all levels. A PGA of America certified teaching professional and clubfitter, he brings with him extensive experience in teaching, including individual instruction, playing lessons, as well as junior and group clinics. Prior to coming to Montreat, John served as First Assistant Golf Professional at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. He is a 2003 graduate of the PGA Professional Golf Management Program and has served at many high end golf facilities throughout the Southeast.
John had this to say about becoming the new Head Golf Coach at Montreat College, "I am very excited and honored to become a part of the Montreat College family and look forward to building a competitive and nationally recognized golf program while most importantly developing a Christ-centered team culture". In just his first year as Head Coach, John successfully brought in the largest freshman recruiting class in the history of the Montreat College golf program, doubling the size of the men's team, a major step forward in re-building and re-vitalizing a program that had been dormant for several years.
He is a 4 time member of the PGA President's Council on "Growing the Game" and an active participant in Get Golf Ready Development Programs as well as Play Golf America.
John and his wife Caitlin live in Asheville and attend Arden Presbyterian Church. Originally from Charlotte, he earned his degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Professional Golf Management and Marketing from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.