Josh Gillon enters his first season a volunteer assistant coach and goalkeeping coach on Justin Maullin’s staff in 2016. Gillon brings eight years of collegiate coaching experience to the program.
Gillon spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at High Point, working with the goalkeepers. He helped the Panthers advance to the 2015 Big South Conference championship game and also turn in their best season defensively in program history. HPU recorded nine shutouts last year and only allowed 18 total goals for a 0.82 goals against average on the season.
Gillon came to HPU after a three-year stint at Catawba College as an assistant coach and goalkeeping coach. He led the charge in recruiting for the Indians and after his first recruiting class saw Catawba improve from 5-12-1 to 11-8-1 in his first year. During his time at Catawba, the Indians posted a .543 winning percentage, winning more games in his first season than the previous three seasons combined.
Gillon began his collegiate coaching career at Saint Leo University, serving as an assistant for two seasons. He also has been the Director of Goalkeeping at the North Carolina Soccer Fusion since 2013. He was the Burke Soccer Association Director of Coaching from 2006-08.
Gillon holds the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Goalkeeper Level 2 certification. He is also a member of the US Soccer Coaching Apprentice Program, currently on the USSF Coaching Education Pathway to a B License.