Nike Basketball Camp Director
T.J. Gray coached Division 1 basketball from 2010-2014 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Gray was involved in many facets of the program including practice preparation, managing the recruiting database and film exchange with opposing teams. Gray began his playing career at Western Illinois, where he played for two seasons. He played a single season at UIC before finishing his career at SIUE.Gray earned his Bachelors Degree from Illinois-Chicago in Business Management in 2007. He earned a Masters Degree in Sports Management from SIUE in 2010.
Gray spent one season as a player at SIUE, under coach Forrester. He earned All-GLVC Second Team honors in 2007-08, when he shattered the school record for three pointers made, making 102 triples during the season. Gray led the team in scoring, averaging 16.6 points for the season. He registered the most steals on the team for the season with 49, and also shot a team-best .833 from the free throw line. He later played professionally with
the Roseto Sharks in Italy's Serie C2.
TJ Gray made 30 appearances and 9 starts in one season with the Flames while finishing third on the team in scoring with 11.1 points per game. He tied the UIC single-season record with 90 three-pointers made, shot 90 percent from the free throw line and 41 percent from three-point range. TJ led UIC in scoring in four outings. Gray scored a career-best 22 points, including six three-pointers, Jan. 13 vs. Loyola and dished out a career-best five assists vs. Detroit Jan. 20. He sat out the 2005-06 campaign per NCAA Transfers Guidelines.
Western Illinois, 2003-2005:
Gray was a two-year starter at Western Illinois University averaging 7.2 points, 1.6 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game as a sophomore for the Leathernecks while shooting 43 percent from three-point range. As a freshman, Gray averaged 10.0 points and 3.1 assists per outing en route to Mid-Continent Conference All-Newcomer Team accolades. TJ also set Leatherneck freshman records for three-pointers made and three-point percentage while scoring in double figures 21 times during his time at Western Illinois, including a career-best 22-point effort versus Oakland on Jan. 5th, 2004.
T.J. has also worked as Camp Director for SIUE Men's basketball and have been working with the Bulls/Sox academy as a Camp Team Leader and Coach since 2014.