New assistant joins staff following record-breaking stint at Arkansas State
Aaron Kallhoff is in his third season as an assistant coach at TCU in 2017-18.
Working primarily with TCU’s post players, Kallhoff was a big force behind Jordan Moore’s improvement in her sophomore season in 2016-17. She posted six double-doubles, the most by a Frog in TCU’s Big 12 era, and finished in the Big 12’s top 10 in rebounding.
In his first season, he helped the Frogs to 18 wins while earning the Big 12's automatic berth into the WNIT. TCU advanced to the WNIT Third Round, winning two postseason games for the first time since 2008.
Kallhoff came to TCU after spending the previous two seasons at Arkansas State where he helped lead the Red Wolves to 46 wins, including their first postseason victory since 2007. Arkansas State tallied the second-most wins in program history during the 2014-15 season with 24 and went a combined 30-8 in Sun Belt Conference play over his two years.
Kallhoff helped guide Aundrea Gamble to back-to-back Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year awards, as the guard set an Arkansas State record with 171 assists and won the league's scoring title with 19.0 points per game during the 2014-15 season. As a team, Arkansas State had the 13th-best field-goal percentage in the country at 44.9 percent and had the second-highest scoring offense in the Sun Belt with 71.0 points per contest.
In Kallhoff's first season at Arkansas State, the Red Wolves posted the third-most wins (22) in program history following a 15-15 campaign while averaging nearly 13 more points per game en route to the league's regular-season title and an appearance in the conference tournament championship game.
The Norfolk, Neb., native came to Arkansas State after spending a season as assistant coach at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, where he helped lead the Lady Cardinals to a 36-1 record and their seventh NJCAA National Championship.
Prior to his time at Trinity Valley, Kallhoff spent four years as head coach at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas. He was named the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year in his final season at Hill College, where he led the Lady Rebels to a 27-5 record, a share of the league title and a berth in the Region V semifinals.
Kallhoff was also tabbed as one of the nation's top and upcoming junior college coaches by Women's Basketball Insider. In his time at Hill, Kallhoff coached three All-Americans, four All-Region V selections, 16 NTJCAC All-Conference selections, one NTJCAC Player of the Year, two NTJCAC Defensive Players of the Year and one NTJCAC Freshman of the Year. His teams were also named Academic All-American teams on three separate occasions.
He spent one season serving as the head women's basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Allen County Community College in Iola, Kan., where the Red Devils achieved a 3.1 overall team GPA under his tenure.
Kallhoff began his collegiate playing career at Iowa Central Community College where he led the NJCAA Division II Iowa Region in 3-point field goal percentage. In 2000, he earned All-Region IX athletic and academic honors at Northeast Nebraska Community College after averaging 14 points per game.
Kallhoff completed his playing career at Bemidji State where he was a two-year starter, and in his senior season led all of NCAA Division II in assist/turnover ratio. In 2003, Kallhoff graduated from Bemidji State, earning a bachelor's degree in mass communication with an emphasis in public relations, advertising and electronic media. While at Bemidji State, he represented the University as a chairman for the Special Olympics and the United Way Foundation. Additionally, Kallhoff was involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Kallhoff and his wife, Josie, have three children, Camden, Caylix and Capri.
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