Gilliland To Lead Packer Boys Hoops
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Gilliland To Lead Packer Boys Hoops


Friday, Omaha South named Ben Gilliland the next boys basketball coach.

A native of Beloit, Wisconsin will take over for Bruce Chubick Sr. who resigned this spring due to health complications.

Gilliland spent the last two seasons as a graduate manager at Mercer University. Prior to Mercer, he spent two seasons at Minnesota where he was a student manager for the Golden Gophers.

He was responsible for creating video edits and recording statistics and assisting in scouting and recruiting efforts. He was instrumental in aiding the staff in preparing scouting reports on upcoming opponents and coordinating databases for a variety of items, including recruiting. Gilliland handled the Gophers’ recruiting graphics and was responsible for preparing and maintaining facilities and equipment related to the Minnesota men’s basketball team.

Prior to Minnesota, Gilliland was an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Beloit Turner High School, for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 campaigns. He successfully implemented offensive and defensive principles and was in charge of the development of the team’s forwards. Additionally, he served as the primary contact for film exchange and summer camps.

The Beloit native spent the 2015-16 season as a student assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. While with the Warhawks, he assisted the coaching staff in developing recruiting reports and conducting visits. In addition, he directed player workouts, managed film exchange and marketed the Warhawks’ various summer camps.

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