Men's Basketball Coaches
|Title:||Head Men's Basketball Coach|
Bob Ghiloni returns for his 11th season with the Big Red Men's Basketball team in 2012-13. During his tenure in Granville he has led the DU basketball program to eight North Coast Athletic Conference tournament appearances including a berth in the championship game in 2011-12.
With roughly a month left in the 2011-12 season, Ghiloni's squad went 6-2 to secure the fifth seed in the NCAC Tournament. As the No. 5 seed, DU rolled into Crawfordsville, Ind. for the second time in less than a month. Trailing by 13 in the second half, a 17-0 run by senior Larry Farmer put the Big Red ahead and secured DU's place in the conference semifinals.
The late season magic continued as the Big Red turned a solid performance against host and top-seeded Wittenberg into an eight-point win and the program's first berth to the NCAC Tournament title game. In the conference final, Denison pushed second-seeded Wooster to the limit, but fell just short of their first NCAC Tournament crown.
In 2004-05, Ghiloni was named NCAC Coach of the Year after posting the program's first winning season in seven years.
Ghiloni came to Denison from Bishop Ready High School in Columbus (Ohio) where he was the head coach of the Silver Knights boys' basketball program for 15 seasons. In 2001-02, Ghiloni's Ready squad posted an impressive 23-5 record and reached the state tournament championship finals in Division III.
In his 15-year run at Ready, Ghiloni directed a dramatic turnaround in the boys' basketball program which resulted in six consecutive winning seasons, two district championships and the 2001-02 trip to the state championship. In 2002, Ready won its first Central Catholic League championship since 1979 and made its first state tournament appearance since 1973. After having earned Central District Division III Coach of the Year honors five times.
Along with his coaching duties, Ghiloni was director of admissions at Ready and also has served as director of student and academic affairs and director of guidance. He has also taught courses in world history and American history.
Prior to coaching at Ready, Ghiloni spent three seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Capital University in Columbus. Also included in Ghiloni's extensive professional background are two more Columbus coaching stints as an assistant with Ohio Dominican College (1983-1984) and St. Francis DeSales High School (1981-1983). Ghiloni has also served as an instructor and administrator for several local and regional basketball camps.
A native of nearby Newark (Ohio), Ghiloni graduated from Ohio State University (1981) with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education. He earned his master of science degree in education from the University of Dayton (1985).
Before transferring to Ohio State as an undergraduate, Ghiloni attended OSU's Newark campus for two years and played collegiate basketball there. While at OSU-Newark he served as team captain and earned several honors, including the Coach's Award and the McGrevey Scholar-Athlete Award. He played his secondary school basketball at St. Peter and Paul Seminary High School in Newark, graduating in 1975.
At Denison, Ghiloni's appointment also includes academic rank as an assistant professor on the faculty of the University's department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation.
Ghiloni and his wife, Molly, have two daughters, Danielle and Andrea and currently live in Columbus.
|Title:||Asst. Men's Basketball Coach|
Chris Sullivan begins his second year at Denison as the assistant men's basketball coach in 2012-13.
Prior to his arrival in Granville, Sullivan capped a stellar career with Wittenberg University, leading the Tigers to back-to-back 20 win seasons and to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Sullivan joined the 1,000-point club at Wittenberg in a win over Wooster on February 12, 2011.
Sullivan started his collegiate basketball career at Franklin and Marshall University playing for the winningest coach in the history of Division III basketball, Glenn Robinson. After his freshman season, Sullivan transferred to Wittenberg University and as a junior was named second-team All-NCAC. In his third year, Sullivan tied the Wittenberg all-time season mark for three-point field-goals made in a season (90) and finished sixth in the nation with 3.2 three-point field-goals made per game.
During his senior campaign, Sullivan led the nation in three-pointers per game (4.1) and set the Wittenberg and NCAC record for three-pointers made in a season (120). He was named first-team All-NCAC, first-team All-Great Lakes Region, and was selected to the D3hoops.com All-America team. Sullivan graduated from Wittenberg in 2011 with a degree in Sport Management.
A native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Sullivan played his high school basketball at Upper Arlington High School. As a senior, Sullivan led Upper Arlington to its first district title in 60 years and was named first team All-Ohio Capital Conference. Sullivan’s 92 three-point field-goals made during his senior season currently ranks 18th all-time in the state of Ohio.
Sullivan currently resides in Newark, Ohio.
|Title:||Asst. Men's Basketball Coach|