Bill Grier

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Bill Grier
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Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1963-10-19) October 19, 1963 (age 53)
Silverton, Oregon
Playing career
1981–1982 Central Oregon CC
1982–1983 Southwestern Oregon CC
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–2007 Gonzaga (asst.)
2007–2015 San Diego
2015–2016 Oklahoma State (asst.)
2016–present Colorado (asst.)

William Theodore Grier (born October 19, 1963) is an American college basketball coach. He is currently an assistant coach at the University of Colorado and he was formerly the head men's basketball coach at the University of San Diego.

Early career[edit]

Grier was born in Silverton, Oregon, and he attended Cottage Grove High School in Cottage Grove, Oregon. He began coaching freshman basketball at his alma mater in 1986. He left to attend Central Oregon Community College and Southwestern Oregon Community College, where he played basketball, before earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in 1990.[1]

College coaching career[edit]

He coached at Creswell High School in Creswell, Oregon before becoming an assistant college coach at Gonzaga University in 1992. He remained at Gonzaga until 2007, when he was hired to coach at USD.[1] In his first season, Grier coached the Toreros to an upset of Gonzaga in the finals of the WCC tournament. The Toreros received a #13 seed in the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and upset #4 seed Connecticut in the first round.

In April 2008, Grier explored the opening at Oregon State but decided to remain at San Diego.[2]

On March 16, 2015, the University of San Diego announced that they have parted ways with Grier.[3]

On August 24, 2015, Grier was announced as an assistant at Oklahoma State University, pending approved by the board of trustees. [4]

On March 28, 2016, Grier was hired as an assistant coach for the University of Colorado, approved by Buffaloes head coach Tad Boyle.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
San Diego Toreros (West Coast Conference) (2007–2015)
2007–08 San Diego 22–14 11–3 3rd NCAA Second Round
2008–09 San Diego 16–16 6–8 5th
2009–10 San Diego 11–21 3–11 T–6th
2010–11 San Diego 6–24 2–12 T–7th
2011–12 San Diego 13–18 7–9 6th
2012–13 San Diego 16–18 7–9 T–5th
2013–14 San Diego 18–17 7–11 6th CIT Quarterfinals
2014–15 San Diego 15–16 8–10 5th
San Diego: 117–144 (.448) 51–73 (.411)
Total: 117-144 (.448)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bill Grier Named USD Men's Basketball Coach" (PDF). 2007-08 San Diego Men's Basketball Quick Facts. USDToreros.com. p. 5. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  2. ^ "SI.com". CNN. April 3, 2008. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12495064/san-diego-toreros-fire-coach-bill-grier
  4. ^ http://okstate.com/news/2015/8/24/MBB_0824153932.aspx?path=mbball
  5. ^ "Tad Boyle hires Bill Grier as assistant coach". CUBuffs.com. 2016-03-28. Retrieved 2016-04-05.