View Full Version : Mike Gillespie is the JAM's coach

Minor League Man
10-18-2007, 10:01 AM

Hold on-Did a background check on this guy:

In August, FAMU announced the release of Gillespie. The coach had been on paid administrative leave since May, when he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of stalking, according to a news release issued by the school. In September, he pleaded no contest to the charge and was given a year of probation.

From wikipedia:

Beginning in March 2005, police investigated Gillespie several times on stalking complaints, and warned Gillespie to stop his behavior.

On May 25, 2007, Gillespie was arrested on a misdemeanor stalking charge. His accuser had previously reported Gillespie to police on May 15, 2007, but declined to file charges. However, she filed charges after he stalked her at work again on May 24th and 25th. Gillespie was released from jail on a $1,000 bond.

Florida A&M put Gillespie on paid administrative leave on May 30, and fired him on August 14, 2007, citing the stalking charges.

So the police warned him to stop, but he kept doing it...

A coach with a previous much-hyped charge...Gee, what league does THAT sound like?

Sam Hill
10-23-2007, 06:06 PM
A time-honored cliche in basketball is the notion of the head coach "stalking the sidelines."

I think they'll forego that one when discussing the Jam.

Not that anyone will be discussing the Jam anyway, but, still.....