Ebony Gilliam

Ebony  Gilliam

Assistant Coach | 4th Season

Alma Mater:
TCU | 2004


TCU Set for Texas Tuesday in Austin

Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. CT in Austin.


TCU Set To Tussle With Texas Saturday

Tip-off is set for 11:30 a.m. CT from the DMC.


Mittie Announces Changes To Coaching Staff

Ebony Gilliam moves into assistant coaching role on the Horned Frog staff.


Horned Frogs Return Home To Face San Diego State

Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m. CT.


TCU Hits The Road To Face Wyoming Wednesday

Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. CT from Laramie, Wyo.

Coach Gilliam can be reached via email at ebony.gilliam@tcu.edu or in her office at (817) 257-5468.

Gilliam was promoted to assistant coach after serving as the Horned Frogs director of operations for two season's before being elevated to Jeff Mittie's coaching staff for the 2012-13 season.The former four-year letterwinner for the TCU women's basketball team, was added to the Horned Frog staff as Director of Operations on July 21, 2010.

Gilliam helped a young Horned Frog squad play competitively in the first year of the Big 12 Confernece, claiming Big 12 victories over nationally ranked Oklahoma State and iowa State. Under Gilliam's watch, freshman Zahna Medley recorded one of the best freshman seasons in conference history. Medleywas honored following the season as a unanimous first team selection to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team. Medley, who also earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades, led TCU in scoring this season, averaging 12.9 points per game. She ranked No. 1 among all league freshmen in scoring and assists. Team-wise, Gilliam helped the Frogs rank No. 24 overall in the NCAA in three-point field goals per game.

Prior to coming back to TCU, Gilliam spent four years as a high school teacher and head coach in the Fort Worth area, including two seasons at area power Dunbar High School. She led the Wildcats to a 57-14 overall record in her tenure with a pair of District 7-4A championships and state playoff appearances. Gilliam was named district coach of the year, while leading the squad to a perfect 18-0 record in 7-4A play. Prior to her stint at Dunbar, she spent the previous two seasons as head coach at Trimble Tech High School.

A product of Southwest High School in Fort Worth, Gilliam, formerlyEbony Shaw, experienced one of the most successful playing careers in TCU history from 2000 through 2004. She ranks tied at No. 2 in school history with 130 career games played and is eighth in starts with 87. She scored 1,156 points and at the time finished her career ranked No. 6 on the Frogs' all-time scoring list. Overall, she ranked among the top-10 players for 13 major career statistical categories by the time she stepped off the TCU court.

Following her stint in Fort Worth, Gilliam played one year of professional basketballfor Keflavik, Iceland. During her professional career, Gilliam helped her teamcapture the National Icelandic Cup Championship, while averaging 23 points pergame, 9.5 rebounds and three steals a contest.

Perhaps more impressive than Gilliam's individual accomplishments was her help in ushering in the current era of unprecedented success experienced by the TCU program. Her four seasons on campus coincided with the team's first four NCAA Tournament appearances. The Frogs advanced to the second round each trip to the Big Dance. In addition to the postseason appearances, Gilliam also helped TCU claim its first four conference titles in 2001 (WAC regular season and tournament), 2002 (Conference USA regular season) and 2003 (Conference USA tournament).

Gilliam received her bachelor's in business administration from TCU in 2004 and her master's in education administration in 2005. She is married to Richard Gilliam III.

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