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Gillespie named GGC Athletics Facilities and Events Manager

Longtime athletics administrator Sean Gillespie has been named Georgia Gwinnett College's Athletics Facilities and Events Manager.

A former collegiate basketball player and coach, Gillespie has worked around the world at the youth, collegiate and professional levels.

Most recently, he held the position of Senior Athletic Director at The Master's Academy in Orlando, Fla. Gillespie oversaw 16 prep sports programs and a group of 45 coaches, while creating and implementing strategic operations for the department.

Prior to his role at The Master's, Gillespie was the head men's basketball coach at Union College in Barbourville, Ky., a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) member. His teams captured both regular-season and conference championships as he led the Bulldogs to their first national championship tournament appearance in 42 years. He also was selected by the NAIA to serve at the national tournament in a management role.

Gillespie's basketball travels took him to Izmir, Turkey, for two years. There, he coached his professional squad to the team's first-ever postseason appearance while also coordinating youth outreach and community improvement efforts through the game of basketball.

Previously, he served four years as Athletic Director at Circle Christian School in Orlando and three years as basketball and golf coach at Sterling College (Kan.).

He has extensive experience maintaining and improving athletics facilities, in addition to coordinating multiple schedules, practices and game times.

Gillespie will oversee management of the Grizzlies' multi-million dollar athletics facilities, including the main Athletics complex as well as the GGC Tennis Facility. His responsibilities include both day-to-day and game day operations, helping ensure dynamic student-athlete and fan experiences.

"It is really exciting to have Sean join our office," said Dr. Darin S. Wilson, GGC's Director of Athletics. "He will play an integral role in overseeing our facilities and supervising our game management staff to ensure that we offer the best possible experience at our venues."

Gillespie also is part of the Florida National Guard and serves part-time as an operations specialist with the Light Infantry Tactical Operations Center in Orlando.

A Kentucky native, Gillespie and his wife Rachel have two daughters, Mariah and Makayla.