Astronaut hires Gilreath as Boys Coach
Astronaut High brought a Titusville native home on Thursday with the naming of Kyle Gilreath as head boys basketball coach.
Gilreath, an assistant coach at Ft. Myers for the last five years, is a 2002 graduate of Titusville High, where his dad, Larry Gilreath, coached the boys basketball team and led it to a state runner-up finish in Class 3A in 1981.
While obtaining bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Florida, Kyle Gilreath worked as a manager and graduate assistant under Gators coach Billy Donovan from 2004 through ’09.
The new War Eagles coach met the players Thursday morning and then spoke about his plan to improve the program.
“You’ve got to change the culture,” he said. “If you build the right program and get kids to realize they’re part of something big, they’ll do anything for you.”
Gilreath is heavily involved in basketball training, working for Pure Sweat Basketball as a skills coach and for Better Basketball, a basketball instructional video company.