July 12, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
named head coach at Youngstown State
Former Jacksonville State assistant coach Steve
Gillispie has been chosen as the new head coach at Youngstown
Gillispie was hitting coach and recruiting
coordinator with the Gamecocks for the past 11 seasons. He
helped JSU record nine 30-win seasons and go 152-79 (.658) in
Ohio Valley Conference contests since joining the league in
2004. The Gamecocks won either the regular season or tournament
title five times in nine years.
During his time at JSU, Gillespie worked with a
two-time OVC Player of the Year, three OVC Freshmen of the Year,
23 first team all-conference selections, eight Freshman
All-Americans and 135 academic all-conference players. There
were 19 JSU players drafted or signed to professional contracts
over the past 11 years.
In the annual CBI preseason survey of OVC
coaches, Gillispie was voted the assistant coach most reading
for a head coaching job each of the past four years.
A former assistant at Nebraska, Utah and UAB,
Gillispie was the Southeastern Area Scouting Supervisor for the
Philadelphia Phillies for four years.
A native of Beatrice, Neb., Gillispie played at
Northwest Missouri State and Fort Hays State. Gillispie, 48, and
his wife, Denise, have a daughter, Morgan.