December 15, 1966 |
Mount Prospect, Illinois
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1990–1996||Michigan State (asst.)|
|1999–2003||Michigan State (asst.)|
Brian Francis Gregory (born December 15, 1966) is an American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach for Georgia Tech. He had previously been head coach at Dayton and an assistant coach under Tom Izzo at Michigan State.
Early life and education
From 1985 to 1986, Gregory attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he played on the Navy team that featured David Robinson and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. He then went to Oakland University where he was a three-time all conference selection and in 1990 was named an Academic All-American. In 1990, Gregory graduated from Oakland University with a bachelor of arts in secondary education. He went on to earn a master of arts in athletic administration at Michigan State, graduating in 1992.
He was an assistant at Michigan State for five years, from 1999 to 2003, under head coach Tom Izzo. During that time, the Spartans reached the Final Four three times and won the 2000 national title.
On April 9, 2003, Gregory was named the head basketball coach of the Dayton Flyers. As Flyers head coach, he led the team to the 2004 and the 2009 NCAA Tournament as well as the 2008 National Invitation Tournament. On January 14, 2008, Gregory led the Dayton Flyers to a top-14 ranking in the AP poll. This was the highest ranking for Dayton in 40 years.
On March 16, 2015, Georgia Tech announced that Gregory would continue as head basketball coach for another year, despite the fact he had never coached the team to a winning record better than 16–15 or a conference finish higher than ninth. In the 2015–16 season, Georgia Tech did receive a bid to the National Invitation Tournament, their first postseason trip under Gregory. The Yellow Jackets won two games before losing in the quarterfinals and finished with a 21–15 record. On March 25, 2016, Georgia Tech Athletic Director Mike Bobinski announced that Gregory would not return for the 2016–17 season. His record was 76–86 overall and 27–61 in ACC play.
Head coaching record
|Dayton Flyers (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2003–2011)|
|2003–04||Dayton||24–9||12–4||1st (West)||NCAA First Round|
|2008–09||Dayton||27–8||11–5||T–2nd||NCAA Second Round|
|2010–11||Dayton||22–14||7–9||T–8th||NIT First Round|
|Dayton:||172–94 (.647)||70–58 (.547)|
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2011–2016)|
|2015–16||Georgia Tech||21–15||8–10||T–11th||NIT Quarterfinals|
|Georgia Tech:||76–86 (.469)||27–61 (.307)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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