Gerald Gillion

Gerald Gillion (born October 10, 1985)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Chicago State Cougars
Current conference: Independent (Division I)
Chicago State record: 18-45 (.286)
Overall record: 18-45 (.286)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present 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

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