Mike Gillespie

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Michael James Gillespie

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Gillespie spent twenty seasons (1987 to 2006) as head baseball coach at the University of Southern California. During his tenure, his team reached the College World Series four times and won the title in 1998. He coached for the USA in the 1997 Intercontinental Cup. After the 2006 season, Gillespie retired and was replaced as USC coach by his son-in-law, former big leaguer Chad Kreuter (who is married to his daughter Kelly). Prior to USC, Gillespie spent sixteen years at the College of the Canyons, winning three state JUCO titles in his last six years. Gillespie returned to the college ranks as the coach of University of California, Irvine in 2008 and remained in that role until retiring again in 2018.

Gillespie also played college baseball at USC, where he was a member of the 1961 national champs. He and Jerry Kindall are the only two men to both play for and coach an NCAA-championship baseball team. His first coaching jobs were at the high school level, at Palos Verdes High School and Rolling Hills High School.

He was the manager of the Staten Island Yankees in the New York-Penn League in 2007.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2007 Staten Island Yankees New York-Penn League 47-28 2nd New York Yankees Lost in 1st round

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