Cody Gilmore Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Salem University

The Salem University Tigers have named Clarksburg native Cody Gilmore as the new women’s basketball head coach.

Gilmore joins the athletic department after serving five years as the head assistant coach at Glenville State College, including three years with Charles Marshall and two years with current head coach, Kimberly Stephens.

“We’re excited to add Coach Gilmore to the staff,” Athletic Director Steve Potts said. “He’s a local guy who fits right in with the values and culture we’re building on the court and in the classroom. He has worked with some great coaches for a successful program and comes highly recommended.

“We believe the style he wants to play requires the work ethic and discipline that will get the women’s basketball program moving in the right direction.”

In Gilmore’s five years as an assistant coach at Glenville State College, the Pioneers went 116-37. He looks to bring an electric, uptempo style of basketball to Salem after helping the Pioneers to the highest scoring Division II offense in 2016-17 (94.1 points per game), 2015-16 (89.2 points per game), 2013-14 (97.2 points per game), and 2009-10 (95.9 points per game).

“This opportunity is one I have waited my entire life for,” Gilmore said. “Salem has an incredible history. As someone who grew up in the T. Edward Davis Gymnasium, I know Salem is a place deserving of a strong women’s basketball program.

“It will be my commitment to build and maintain an excellence for a long time in a place I pridefully call home.”

Gilmore was instrumental in the Pioneers’ recruiting and player development process, recruiting and coaching All-American and Mountain East Conference Player of the Year Paris McLeod, and All-Conference Second Team Courtney Davis.

He was an All-State Athlete at Robert C. Byrd High School, lettering three years in football and basketball. He played one year of collegiate basketball at Glenville State College and serve as a student assistant there from 2009-11 under former head coach Bunky Harkleroad. After the 2011 season he transferred to Fairmont State University, where he graduated with a RBA Degree in 2013.

This season, the Tigers women’s basketball team went 8-18, graduating four seniors.

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