Kallhoff Joins Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff

June 23, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU women’s basketball head coach Raegan Pebley announced the hiring of Aaron Kallhoff as the program’s newest assistant coach on Tuesday.

"We welcome Aaron and his family to the Horned Frog family,” Pebley said. “Aaron is a consistent winner. Every where he has been he has contributed to a team experiencing new successes."

Kallhoff comes to TCU after spending the last two seasons at Arkansas State where he helped lead the Red Wolves to 46 wins, including their first postseason victory since 2007 this past season. 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 two years.

"He brings the total package: high character, tireless work ethic, values relationships, passion for recruiting, and excellent skill developer," Pebley continued.

“I’m really looking forward to being at such a special place like TCU,” Kallhoff said. “I’m excited to work for Raegan and share the great vision she has for the University and her program. I can’t wait to put the purple on and get to work. With all that’s going on at the University right now, it’s a great time to be at TCU.”

Kallhoff (pronounced Call-off) 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, A-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.

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 National Junior College Athletic Association title.

Prior to his time at Trinity Valley Community College, 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 grade point average under his tenure.

Kallhoff began his collegiate playing career at Iowa Central Community College where he led the NJCAA Division II Iowa Region in three-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 (Bemidji, Minn.) where he was a two-year starter, and in his senior season led the nation (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 a seven year-old daughter, Camden, a two year-old son, Caylix, and are expecting a daughter.



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