Ranger College coach Billy Gillispie has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the head coaching job at New Mexico State.
The former Kentucky coach had a lot of success in his first season at Ranger.
Here's an excerpt from the Las Cruces Sun-News:
Billy Gillispie, Ranger (Texas) Junior College head coach: Gillispie has gone from having one of the best head coaching jobs in college basketball at Kentucky to being the head coach at Ranger Junior College in Texas. Gillispie has some local ties as well, being UTEP’s head coach from 2002-04. His resume includes being the head coach at Texas A&M and Texas Tech as well. Gillespie’s Division I record is 148-108. He was named Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2007 while at Texas A&M and was named Co-SEC Coach of the Year in 2008 at Kentucky. However, Gillispie resigned from Texas Tech after going 8-23 in his only season in Lubbock, citing health reasons, and was accused of exceeding practice limits at Texas Tech as well. A Ranger JC spokesperson told the Sun-News on Wednesday through a e-mail that he hasn't heard of any contact between NMSU and Gillispie or if NMSU has asked to speak with him. Gillispie seems to be named in a lot of coaching searches and always said he is pretty happy in current position at Ranger JC.
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