Billy Gillispie Half Court and Full Court Defense Notes
I was looking at the JUCO scores and noticed that Billy Gillispie and Ranger Junior College are heading to the National Championships in Hutch this year. I met Coach Gillispie when he was an assistant at Baylor University and Tulsa. Ranger Junior College is 28-5 and only lost 4 because of a technical ineligble rule that they had to forfeit. Coach Gillispie isn’t doing this job alone, because he has Bill Foy with him too. Coach Bill Foy is one of the best junior college coaches that I have ever been around and a better guy. I have seen some articles saying that Coach Billy Gillispie isn’t leaving Ranger Junior College that it’s his last stop.
I found this set of Billy Gillispie Half Court and Full Court Defense Notes so I thought that I would put it out there. I have never seen a more intense practice when he was coaching at Texas A&M.
So there are a ton of NCAA Division 1 jobs going to come open in Texas or about to come open. TCU could come open in the next couple days after a 20 point loss to West Virginia today. I know that TCU has poured money into the program, gave him a full year with a new area, but will they fire Trent Johnson? He is in his fourth year at TCU and they aren’t getting the job done. You have to give Trent Johnson some time, because he wasn’t even equipped with facilities and support from the school necessary to have even a prayer in the Big 12.
Talent is lacking with the TCU squad so do you give him another year? Billy Gillispie needs the right fit more than he needs the money.
I also saw that UTSA let Brooks Thompson go today. Maybe San Antonio is a good spot for Coach Billy Gillispie?
I am just wishing the Ranger Junior College basketball team the best of luck at Hutch. I would love to see them cut down the nets. It’s the feel good story of Juco basketball this year.
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