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Former DePaul AD Sullivan Dies

February 21, 2002

CHICAGO (AP) _ Gene Sullivan, a former DePaul athletic director and Loyola of Chicago basketball coach, died Thursday. He was 70.

Sullivan, who spent the last five years as an analyst for DePaul basketball radio broadcasts, died from an undisclosed illness at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. He was DePaul’s athletic director from 1975 to 1978 and coached Loyola’s men’s basketball team from 1980 to 1988.

``Gene was very innovative during his time as the athletic director at DePaul,″ said Bill Bradshaw, the school’s current athletic director. ``He oversaw the athletic department as it began an unprecedented period of growth and he was at the forefront of that growth.″

Sullivan was a member of the athletic hall fame at DePaul and at Loyola, where he twice was Midwestern Collegiate Conference coach of the year. He took Loyola to the final 16 of the NCCA tournament in 1985.

Sullivan is survived by his wife, Elaine, and two daughters, Tracy and Terri.

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