About Coach Sullivan:

Mike has been involved in coaching since he was 19 years old. He began coaching as the assistant coach to his father, Kevin Sullivan, at both Mountain View High School Varsity and Mesa Soccer Club. After assisting he took over a U9 boys team at Mesa Soccer Club and helped in developing the kids skills as well as his own. In 2009 he took over as the head coach of Mountain View High School Varsity and led them to the playoffs all three seasons of his tenure. Currently a fitness equipment store manager and missing the field, he wants to bring back the love of the game to kids at the developmental stages. Mike is an “E” licensed coach (AZE0694) and will continue education as needed. On the field Mike has played every position giving him a great variety of experience in how to play, as well as a variety of coaching tactics.

Education:

  • High Point University (2003)
  • Mesa Community College (2005)
  • Northern Arizona University (2006)

Coaching Experience:

  • Mesa Soccer Club Assistant Coach (2004-2009)
  • Mesa Soccer Club Head Coach (2005-2006)
  • “E” licensed coach AZE0694 2006
  • Introduction to grass root certified
  • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Certified 2009
  • Mountain view Assistant Coach (2004-2009)
  • Mountain View High School Varsity(2009-2012)

Playing Experience:

  • Mesa Soccer Club (90’s)
  • Sereno Soccer Club (2000)
    • State Runners Up
  • Bayern Mesa FC (1999-2000, 2000-2003)
    • 2 time state champions
    • Nationally ranked #11
    • Undefeated in Arizona for 2 full years
  • Mountain View High School (2000-2003)
    • Captain Senior Year 2003
    • First team all-region 2002-2003
    • Voted Most Valuable player by coaching staff
  • High Point University Division 1 (2003-2004)
  • Mesa Community College (2005-2006)