"I thought I was done coaching before I came out to Ranger", Gillispie said.
Tarleton State is set to join the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) on July 1, although it will not be eligible for Division I postseason tournaments until the 2024-25 season. The West Texas native accepted one close to home, far from the overbearing pressure of trying to reach the Final Four or win a national championship.
In his three seasons at Texas A&M, Gillispie coached three future National Basketball Association players, including a pair of first-round picks in Acie Law IV (11th pick) and Antoine Wright (15th pick).
Gillispie had a three-year break before taking the job at Ranger. He eventually resigned, citing health concerns. He was sacked after only two seasons when the Wildcats missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 17 years, and he had a two-year hiatus from coaching before his troubled year at Texas Tech. Gillispie had a kidney transplant in 2018. In his first season, Gillispie led the Wildcats to a 12-4 mark in the SEC and was named the Co-SEC Coach of the Year.
Gillispie has spent most of the past five seasons at Ranger Junior College, his alma mater.
"I would enjoy another challenge", Gillispie said. "At Tarleton, we will be inheriting an ultra-successful program that Lonn and Chris Reisman established as well as countless others that have poured their hearts and souls into Texan Basketball for more than 30 years".
Tarleton State is making the jump from Division II to Division I next season.
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