After seven years in charge of the Gainesville High girls basketball program, Brenda Hill-Gilmore has stepped down from her role as head coach to take the same position at Monroe Area High, Red Elephants athletics director Adam Lindsey announced Friday. Hill-Gilmore led Gainesville’s program to multiple state quarterfinal appearances since taking over the position in 2011 after four-time state championship winning coach Manson Hill retired.
Lindsey said by Friday afternoon he already was receiving interest from prospective applicants and expected to have ‘a full inbox of resumes’ by Monday. The Lady Red Elephants finished 8-18 in 2018 under Hill-Gilmore and made the Class 6A state playoffs.
“The next coach is going to have big shoes to fill,” Lindsey said. “Coach Hill is an incredibly nice person and does an outstanding job of building relationships with young people.”
Hill-Gilmore, an East Hall High graduate, had multiple stints coaching at Gainesville. She was an assistant girls basketball coach for Manson Hill from 1998-2002 while her daughter Tasha Humphrey rose to fame as an All-American. Hill-Gilmore served as an assistant coach for Andy Landers at the University of Georgia from 2003-2007, during which time Humphrey was a star for the Lady Bulldogs.
According to Lindsey, Hill-Gilmore let her intentions be known Thursday that she would be leaving Gainesville, before turning in an official resignation on Friday. Hill-Gilmore did not return calls for comment.