Sullivan Joins Shenandoah Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff

WASHINGTON – Shenandoah University’s women’s basketball program announced that Meghan Sullivan will join newly appointed Hornets' head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft as her lead assistant.

Sullivan joined the Cardinal women’s basketball coaching staff in 2010, after completing her degree at Elmira (N.Y.) College.  During her time as a student-athlete, Sullivan was member of the Soaring Eagles program, assisted them to an Empire 8 title in 2007 and graduated Magna Cum Laude as a business administration major. 

In her four years at CUA, Sullivan assisted the program to reach two Landmark Conference titles (2012 and 2013), an ECAC title in 2014, two NCAA Tournament appearances, and an overall record of 90-24 (45-11 Landmark Conference).  The Cards were also nationally ranked in three of Sullivan’s four years.

She also assisted in the development of several outstanding student-athletes, including 2014 graduate Emily Grabiak, who recorded 1,118 points, 740 rebouns, 446 assists, 259 steals and 24 blocks, a All-American Honorable Mention, ECAC All-Region, 2014 Landmark Player of the Year, and ranked No. 12 in All-Time scoring at CUA.  Sullivan also coached 2013 graduate standouts Katarina Owunna and Jill Woerner.  Owunna was named first and second team All-Landmark, All-Region and Capital One Academic All-District, while tallying 866 points, 683 rebounds, 83 assists and 136 blocks.  Woerner is also a member of the 1,000+ points club, as she finished her career with 1,555 points, and was named first and second team all-conference, Landmark Rookie of the Year, WBCA All-American, All-American, Capital One Academic All-American and All-District, ECAC South Region and Landmark Conference Player of the Year and and ECAC First Team All-Region.

The Elmira, N.Y., native also earned her Master’s degree in management with concentration in leadership from Catholic May 2014.

Sullivan will assist in all aspects of the program, including practice and game management, opponent scouting and player development.