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Gillispie Set to Hire Webster as an Assistant

New UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie is reportedly set to add Tracy Webster to the Wildcat staff as an assisttant coach.

Webster, who last season was an assistant at Illinois, will be hired as a third assistant, the Courier-Journal is reporting.

A native of Harvey, Ill., Webster was hired at Illinois after serving as an assistant at Purdue in 2003-04.

Prior to coaching in the Big Ten Conference, Webster spent three seasons as an assistant at Ball State from 2001-03. While in Muncie, Ind., he helped Ball State to the school's first outright Mid-American Conference West Division Championships and the Elite Eight of the National Invitational Tournament in 2002.

Webster has been the primary recruiter for Bruce Weber and Illionois, and has been heavily involved in the recruitment of Mason Co. star Darius Miller.

Webster was a three-year letterwinner and three-time team captain at the University of Wisconsin from 1992-94. He was team MVP and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in 1992, was a third-team all-conference pick in '93 and earned honorable mention honors in '94.

Webster is the Wisconsin school record holder for career assists (501) and ranks No. 2 in career steals (183). He also stands 12th on the Badgers' career scoring chart with 1,264 points. He owns two Wisconsin season records, setting marks for 3-point percentage (.490 in 1991-92) and assists (179 in 1992-93). After wrapping up his playing career, Webster served as the coordinator of community outreach programs at Wisconsin from 1994-97. He began his coaching career as the head freshman and varsity assistant coach at Verona High School in Wisconsin from 1997-98. He then served as an assistant at the Division II level at Wisconsin-Parkside during the 1998-99 season.

Prior to his tenure at Ball State, Webster spent 1999-2000 as the director of Webster Extramural Basketball Productions and as a care coordinator at Willowglen Academy in Milwaukee.

Webster earned his bachelor's degree from Wisconsin in 1995. He is married to the former Shenetta Richardson.

The Tracy Webster File

Hometown: Harvey, Ill.
Education: Wisconsin, B.A., 1995
Family: Wife, Shenetta
Coaching Experience: 1997-98 Verona (Wis.) High School, Assistant Coach
1999 University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Assistant Coach
2001-03 Ball State University, Assistant Coach
2004 Purdue University, Assistant Coach
2005-07 University of Illinois, Assistant Coach


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