Mike Gillian

Technical Director

  • With IMG Academy Since: 2019
  • Hometown: Ayer, Mass
  • Languages Spoken: English

About Me

Veteran coach Mike Gillian has been involved with the game of basketball in a wide variety of roles. Before joining IMG in 2019, he worked as an assistant coach at Florida International University and as a color commentator on the broadcast of college and high profile high school games for various media outlets. Prior to FIU, he spent 10 seasons at Longwood University where he still holds the record for most Division I victories in Longwood basketball history. In his six seasons at George Mason University, the team competed in multiple NCAA Tournaments, an NIT, and won multiple CAA titles. Gillian was instrumental in recruiting the 2003 class that led the Patriots to the NCAA Final Four in 2006. As an assistant coach at Bowling Green University, the team won a MAC Championship, reached the post-season NIT and coached former NBA 1st round draft pick, Antonio Daniels. Gillian was part of an extremely successful Division II program at American International College that won 120 games in six years and played in the DII NCAA Tournament.


  • North Adams State College
    North Adams, MA
    Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
  • American International College
    Springfield, MA
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)


  • 1989-1996 Assistant Coach, American International College
  • 1996-1997 Assistant Coach, Bowling Green State University
  • 1997-2003 Assistant Coach, George Mason University
  • 2003-2013 Head Coach, Longwood University
  • 2013-2018 Assistant Coach, Florida International University
  • 2018-2019 Television Color Commentator, Various Platforms
  • 2019-present IMG