Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-09-11
Pat Sullivan, Samford University's head football coach, is featured in a major profile distributed by al.com and the Birmingham News. The story talks about Sullivan's journey from high school football star in Birmingham through his Heisman Trophy-winning career at Auburn University, his many coaching stops and his battle with cancer in the early 21st century.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.