Sam Sullivan

Competition Experience 

  • Woodbury High School 2008-2011

  • M1 Volleyball 2007-2010

  • Kokoro Volleyball (Inaugural Season) 2010-2011

  • Minnesota State University Moorhead 2011-2015 

Coaching Experience 

  • Assistant Coach Moorhead Juniors 2012-2015

  • Head Coach Kokoro Volleyball 2015-Present

  • 2017: 13-1's qualified for USAV National Championship tournament in 13 National Division

  • 2019: 18-1's finished 3rd place at AAU National Championship tournament in 18 Apex, two team members received All-Star award 

  • Assistant Coach at St. Catherine University from 2015-2019

  • Assistant Coach at Macalester College 2019-Present

Educational Background 

  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Minnesota State University Moorhead. 

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, St. Catherine University.

  • Strategic Management Certificate, St. Catherine University.

  • Currently employed at Macalester College as the Assistant Volleyball Coach and Assistant Manager for the Leonard Center. 

Something Fun About Sam

  • In Kokoro's inaugural season, Sam competed on our 18-1 team with triplet sisters, Nicole and Jenna. Jenna is currently the assistant volleyball coach at Upper Iowa University and often can create some confusion when she walks into the Kokoro gym.


"Sam is a great addition to our coaching staff.  As an athlete, she was required to implement our philosophy; so Sam has the first-hand experience on how we train as well as the goals of our program.  We are looking forward to many seasons with Sam on our coaching staff!" -RT