Gillispie reportedly new Tarelton State basketball coach

Former Kentucky coach back in Division One
Billy Gillispie
Posted at 7:16 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 19:16:25-04

STEPHENVILLE, Tex. — There are multiple reports former University of Kentucky head basketball coach Billy Gillispie has a new job at Tarleton State. That means he would be back at the Division One level because the school is set to join the Western Athletic Conference.

Gillispie was at Kentucky from 2007 until 2009 when he was fired. He was 40-27 in those two seasons where the Wildcats went to the NCAA Tournament his first season and to the NIT in year two.

Gillispie has been the men's head coach and athletic director at Ranger College since 2015. Over the last two seasons he has taken the Rangers to the National Junior College Basketball Tournament. He last coached at the Division One level with Texas Tech for one season in 2011-'12.

Tarleton State is in Stephenville, Texas, about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth.