Chicago State hires Samford assistant Gerald Gillion as new men’s basketball coachSun-Times staffon July 19, 2021 at 5:19 pm

Chicago State announced it has hired Samford University assistant Gerald Gillion as its new men’s basketball coach.

“Coach Gillion is a tremendously talented recruiter and mentor to students,” Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Elliott Charles said in a statement. “Gerald has proven that academic, career and leadership development and social engagement of student-athletes are at the center of his competitive approach. His track record of focus on the holistic development of student-athletes has benefitted the prospective student recruitment outcomes at all of his previous institutions.”

“We live in a digital age. Nobody has time to wait years for progress when everything around us changes so rapidly,” Gillion said in a statement from the university. “I’m a winner. My staff and I will not accept mediocrity on any level. We need to win now, not next year. We don’t want to rebuild; we want to re-tool. The winning mentality is built to last.”

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