BOCA RATON, Fla. — Jennifer Sullivan, a former Jonesboro High School basketball standout, has been named head coach of the Florida Atlantic women’s basketball team, as announced by FAU Vice President and Director of Athletics Brian White on Thursday.

Sullivan, whose 16 years of coaching experience included a three-year stint as an Arkansas State assistant, is the sixth head coach in the Owls’ history.

“I want to first thank Brian White and President Kelly for their belief and trust in me to lead the FAU women’s basketball program,” Sullivan said in an FAU press release. “I had a great feeling for Brian’s vision for the athletic department, and I’m excited to be a part of it. The program is on the rise and I can’t wait to continue to build its success. I’m looking forward to building a championship program here.”

Sullivan makes her way to Boca Raton from Tennessee, where she served an assistant coach for the past two seasons. Before her time in Knoxville, she spent one season at Ohio State (2018-19).

From 2013-18, Sullivan was on staff at Missouri State, where her first recruiting class included four all-state players who led the Lady Bears to 79 wins and four postseason appearances.

Sullivan served as associate head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette during the 2012-13 season and spent the three prior years on Brian Boyer’s staff at ASU. Earlier stops included McNeese State, her alma mater Memphis and Rhodes College.

Sullivan was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Memphis from 2001-05.