Mike Gillian

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Mike Gillian
Current position
TitleAssistant coach
ConferenceConference USA
Biographical details
Born (1964-07-19) July 19, 1964 (age 55)
Ayer, Massachusetts
Playing career
1985–1989North Adams State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1995American International (asst.)
1996–1997Bowling Green (asst.)
1997–2003George Mason (asst.)
2013–2018Florida International (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall93–214 (.303)

Mike Gillian is an American basketball coach, and formerly served as the head men's basketball coach at Longwood University from 2003 to 2013. Resigning from Longwood on March 14, 2013, he had guided the team in their transition to NCAA Division I play, and into their first season as members of the Big South Conference.[1] Prior to his time at Longwood, he was an assistant coach for seven years under Jim Larrañaga at Bowling Green and George Mason.[2]

On November 7, 2013, Gillian was announced as an assistant coach at Florida International University.[3] Gillian was not retained after FIU hired Jeremy Ballard as head coach in April 2018.[4] As of the 2018-19 season, he is providing color commentary for broadcasts on ESPN platforms.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Longwood Lancers (Division II independent) (2003–2004)
2003–04 Longwood 5–22
Longwood: 5–22 (.179)
Longwood Lancers (Division I independent) (2004–2012)
2004–05 Longwood 1–30
2005–06 Longwood 10–20
2006–07 Longwood 9–22
2007–08 Longwood 9–22
2008–09 Longwood 17–14
2009–10 Longwood 12–19
2010–11 Longwood 12–19
2011–12 Longwood 10–21
Longwood: 81–167 (.327)
Longwood Lancers (Big South Conference) (2012–2013)
2012–13 Longwood 8–25 4–12
Longwood: 8–25 (.242) 4–12 (.250)
Total: 93–214 (.303)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Gillian resigns as Longwood men's hoops coach". The Sports Network. 14 March 2013. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Mike Gillian". Longwood Athletics - Staff Directory. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Evans Adds Mike Gillian to @FIUMensBBall Staff". Florida International University Panthers. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Joey Rodriguez Rounds Out FIU Men's Basketball Coaching Staff". FIU Sports. FIU Sports. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  5. ^ "FAU @ Miami Game Notes" (PDF). Hurricane Sports. University of Miami Athletics. Retrieved 13 January 2019.