GC Hillburn joins TBA with 20 years’ experience coaching at the college, AAU, and high school ranks recently coaching basketball at Pacific Lutheran University.
He previously served as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Kentlake High School for three seasons. Under his direction, the Falcons compiled a 61-22 record on the hardwood. His tenure included an undefeated SPSL Northwest Conference Championship during the 2015-16 season, an NPSL Cascade Division Championship in 2016-17, while finishing sixth at the WIAA 4A Championships in 2018.
Prior to Kentlake, Hillburn was an assistant for three seasons at Northwest Conference rival George Fox University. His tenure saw the Bruins post a 73-13 record, making two trips to the NCAA Division III tournament, including an appearance in the national championship game in 2015.
Hillburn has additional experience as head coach of the Columbia Cascades AAU program (2012-2017) based in Vancouver, Washington and Emerald Ridge High School (2009-2012) in Puyallup. Hillburn served as the Head Trainer and Director of Basketball Operations for South-End Skills Academy as well as a trainer at the Nike Skills academy.
In 2019 the Seattle Storm named coach Hillburn the Jr NBA coach of the year for Washington State.
Hillburn earned a Bachelor’s degree in business from Northwest University and a Master’s Degree in education from Western Governors University.