Pitt State men’s basketball assistant resigns

Jon Gilliam is resigning, effective June 15th
Pitt State men’s basketball assistant resigns

Pittsburg State men’s basketball assistant coach Jon Gilliam has resigned, according to the University.

In a message to KOAM, the University says, “Unrelated to the recent investigation, Coach Gilliam has resigned his position at PSU effective June 15, and is currently pursuing other opportunities.”

Gilliam was placed on administrative leave earlier this year after allegations he used a racial slur toward the Central Missouri coaching staff when the two teams played in Pittsburg on January 12th.

The University and the MIAA each investigated the incident. Pittsburg State will not comment on the findings of their investigation because it is a “personnel matter.”

Following the incident, Pittsburg State released this statement in February:

“Pittsburg State University is aware of the allegation that on January 12, during a game between Pittsburg State and the University of Central Missouri at John Lance Arena, a racial slur was directed toward a member of the University of Central Missouri’s coaching staff. The university takes these matters seriously and is conducting an internal investigation. Pittsburg State University condemns any behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment.”

Gilliam spent two years as an assistant coach for the Pitt State men’s basketball program under head coach Kim Anderson.