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Sports Minute: Gillispie back in Division I close to home at Tarleton State

2 months 5 days 13 hours ago Tuesday, March 31 2020 Mar 31, 2020 March 31, 2020 3:23 PM March 31, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Billy Gillispie is transitioning back to Division I basketball close to home. The former Kentucky, Texas A&M and Texas Tech coach is the new coach at Tarleton State, a school in Texas moving up from Division II. His introduction Tuesday came eight years after his last Division I job and two years after his kidney transplant. Gillispie had been coach the past five years at Ranger College, a junior college about 40 miles from Tarleton State. The 60-year-old West Texas native says he's had other opportunities to get back in Division I basketball but calls Tarleton the right one for him.

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