Report: Former Kentucky, Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie in the mix to land Division I job
The name Billy Gillispie hasn’t been heard in college basketball circles in a few years now.
The former Kentucky and Texas A&M coach hasn’t coached at the Division I level since 2012, when he led the Texas Tech program for 1 season before resigning due to health concerns.
According to college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, Gillispie is a candidate for the open Tarleton State job:
Sources: Billy Gillispie has emerged as a candidate for the head coaching vacancy at Tarleton State.
Gillispie is the current head coach at Ranger College (JUCO) and the former head coach at Texas Tech, UTEP, and Kentucky.
Texans will join the WAC and Division 1 on July 1st.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 28, 2020
Tarleton State will join the Western Athletic Conference before the start of next season. Right now, Gillispie is the coach at Ranger College, a JUCO program. Ranger went 31-4 last season, finishing as the runner up in the NJCAA.
Gillispie coached at Texas A&M from 2004 to 2007, going 70-26. He coached at Kentucky from 2007 to 2009, going 40-27.