Jerry Sullivan spent the 1984 to 1990 seasons coaching wide receivers at LSU. Then, beginning in 1992, he spent 25 years in the NFL.
During that time, he had stints with the Chargers, Cardinals, Lions, Dolphins, 49ers and Jaguars before returning to the LSU program under coach Ed Orgeron in 2017.
Now, though, Sullivan is calling it quits on his lengthy coaching career. Per a release from the school on Wednesday night, Sullivan has officially retired:
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) January 10, 2019
Coach Ed Orgeron issued a statement in the above press release, thanking Sullivan for being such a key part of the Tigers’ staff the past two years:
“Jerry had a great career, one that saw him develop, groom, mentor and train some of the best to ever play the wide receiver position at any level of football,” Orgeron said. “I can’t thank Jerry enough for the contributions he made to our program over the past two years.”
Sullivan will certainly be missed, and it remains to be seen who fills his role on the LSU staff moving forward.