Bill Grier

Bill Grier (born October 19, 1963)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Colorado Buffaloes (Head coach: Tad Boyle)
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
Teams coached: San Diego Toreros
San Diego record: 117-144 (.448)
Overall record: 117-144 (.448)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2008)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2014)
  • WCC Tournament Champion:  1  (2008)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-present Colorado (asst)
2015-2016 Oklahoma State (asst)
2007-2015 San Diego
1991-2007 Gonzaga (asst)

Bill Grier Facts

  • William Theodore Grier
  • Born October 19, 1963
  • Hometown: Silverton, Oregon
  • Alma Mater: University of Oregon (BS, 1990)
  • Graduated from Cottage Grove HS (OR) then played at Central Oregon CC and Southwestern Oregon CC
    • Eventually graduated from Oregon but didn’t play basketball for the Ducks
  • Joined the coaching staff at Gonzaga in 1991, working as an assistant under Dan Fitzgerald for six seasons
    • Stayed at GU until 2007, also working under head coaches Dan Monson and Mark Few
    • In 16 total years on the Bulldogs’ bench, Grier was part of 10 NCAA Tournaments and 12 WCC titles
  • Hired by WCC foe San Diego in 2007, serving as the head coach of the Toreros for eight seasons
    • Led the program to the NCAA Tournament via a WCC Tournament title in his first season at the helm
    • Went 117-144 overall before he was fired in 2015 following his fifth sub-.500 record in the previous six years
  • Spent one year on Travis Ford‘s staff at Oklahoma State before getting hired by Tad Boyle at Colorado in 2016

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