December 15, 1966 |
Mount Prospect, Illinois
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Michigan State (asst.)
Michigan State (asst.)
Brian Gregory (born December 15, 1966) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team. He has previously been head coach for the Dayton Flyers and an assistant for the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team.
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 for the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team 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 1999–2000 national title.
Gregory was the head basketball coach of the Dayton Flyers. As Flyers head coach, he led the team to the 2004 NCAA tournament and the 2009 NCAA tournament as well as the 2008 National Invitation Tournament.
He capped off the 2009–2010 season by leading the Flyers to the 2010 National Invitation Tournament trophy over the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team. 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. Gregory had a 172–94 record with the Flyers.
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 or a conference finish higher than ninth. The athletic director said it was a difficult decision, but in the end felt that Gregory deserved a chance to try to improve the results. He noted that fourteen of Tech's losses in the 2014-2015 season were decided by six points or fewer, or ended in overtime.
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–present)|
|Georgia Tech:||55–71 (.437)||19–51 (.271)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- "2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - AP Top 25 Week 11 (Jan. 14)". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- "Flyers Vault to Best Ranking in 40 Years". Dayton Flyers. 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- Harris, Doug (2011-03-28). "UD's Gregory bids farewell in emotional team meeting". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- Roberson, Doug (2011-03-28). "Radakovich: No question Gregory will succeed". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- "Georgia Tech hires Brian Gregory". ESPN. 2011-03-28. Retrieved 2011-05-31.