Former Kentucky, Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie lands new Division I head coaching job
The interesting coaching career of former Kentucky and Texas A&M head coach Billy Gillispie will apparently continue.
It was recently reported that Gillispie was a candidate for the open Tarleton State job, and now, it appears he’s gotten the gig.
Tarleton announced the decision via Twitter on Monday evening:
Billy Gillispie named Tarleton head men’s basketball coach https://t.co/mzPFJYHZA9
— Tarleton Athletics (@TarletonSports) March 30, 2020
“Wow, what a blessing,” said Gillisipie in a press release. “I’ve always believed I have been the luckiest man alive and today continues to illustrate that thought.
“I would like to thank Dr. Hurley, Lonn Reisman, Tarleton State University, and The Texas A&M System led by Chancellor [John] Sharp for making this day possible,” Gillispie continued. “I promise to make the most of this opportunity and honor everyone involved. I’m looking forward to helping make great things happen as we move to the NCAA Division I level.”
Gillispie is 148-108 as a Division I head coach, spending time with UTEP, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Texas Tech. How will he fare at Tarleton State? We’ll find out starting this coming season.