Gerald Gillion

Gerald Gillion (born October 10, 1985)

Current position: Associate head men’s basketball coach
Current team: LIU Sharks (Head coach: Rod Strickland)
Current conference: Northeast Conference (NEC)
Teams coached: Chicago State Cougars
Chicago State record: 31-64 (.326)
Overall record: 31-64 (.326)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2024)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present LIU (assoc. HC)
2021-2024 Chicago State
2020-2021 Samford (asst)
2017-2019 Tennessee Tech (asst)
2014-2017 South Florida (special asst. to the HC)
2013-2014 FIU (DBO)

Gerald Gillion Facts

  • Gerald Gillion
  • Born October 10, 1985
  • Hometown: Miami, Florida
  • Alma Mater: Florida State University (BS, 2008)
  • Became head coach of the Breakdown Inc. AAU squad – based in Tallahassee, Florida – in 2005 and held that role through 2012
    • After graduating from FSU, Gillion spent four years (2008-12) as chief operating officer of Shooting4Success.Inc, a non-profit helping troubled youth through basketball
  • Was the head boys’ basketball coach at Northeast HS in Oakland Park, FL from 2008-13, completely turning around the program
  • Joined the college ranks in 2013, spending one season as Anthony Evans‘ director of basketball operations at FIU
  • Next spent three seasons on Orlando Antigua‘s staff at South Florida, working as special assistant to the head coach
  • Served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Tennessee Tech (under Steve Payne) and Samford (under Bucky McMillan)
  • In July 2021, Gillion was hired as the next head coach of the Chicago State Cougars
    • After going 7-25 in his first year, Gillion’s squad won 11 games in year two playing an independent schedule
    • His 2023-24 team went 13-19 overall and appeared in the CBI, earning the first D-I postseason victory in program history
      • The Cougars upset #25 Northwestern on the road in December 2023, a monumental win for the program
  • Gillion resigned from CSU in April 2024 to become the associate head coach under Rod Strickland at LIU

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