Usha Gilmore
Usha Gilmore
Title: Assistant Vice President - Director of Athletics
Phone: 312-567-7124
Alma Mater: Rutgers '00

Usha Gilmore was promoted to the position of Assistant Vice President - Director of Athletics in December 2021.

Previously, Gilmore served in the position of Co-Interim Director of Athletics/Coordinator of Compliance at Illinois Institute of Technology in July 2020 after a brief stint as the Scarlet Hawks' Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator since February 2020. Gilmore arrived to Illinois Tech in 2013-14 as the Head Women's Basketball Coach/Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Compliance, a role she held through the 2019-20 season. 

Gilmore came to Illinois Tech by way of the University of Illinois, where she served as an assistant women's basketball coach for two seasons. She played large roles in recruiting, scouting, development of the team's post players, and summer camp organization for the NCAA Division I school. Leading up to her time at University of Illinois, Gilmore was at Niagara University where she was responsible for post player instruction, overall player development, community service and team academic advising. She was also the recruiting coordinator for the Michigan, New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York City areas.

Prior to her stint at Niagara, Gilmore spent seven additional seasons as a collegiate assistant coach. In 2008-09, she was an assistant coach at Southern Polytechnic State University, an NAIA school outside of Atlanta. Prior to that, she spent time at Davidson College, Longwood University, Southern Illinois University, and Wagner College. Her primary duties have included coaching guards, recruiting, film exchange coordinator, strength and conditioning coach, and academic advisor.

Gilmore played at Rutgers University under legendary head coach C. Vivian Stringer. A four-year starter for the Scarlet Knights, Gilmore helped the program rise to national prominence by leading the team to an overall record of 88-41 and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the Final Four in 2000. She landed a spot on the Big East Conference All-Rookie Team in 1997. Gilmore received a bachelor of science degree in sociology with a minor in african-american studies from Rutgers in 2000.

In 2000, Gilmore was a third-round pick of the Indiana Fever of the WNBA. During her season with the Fever, she represented the organization at over 25 speaking engagements within the community to promote health and education.

A native of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Gilmore was the 1996 Miss South Carolina Basketball and the 1996 South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year during her high school playing days. Recently, she was a 2012 inductee into the Berkeley High School Hall of Fame.