Ryan Hilburn | Associate Head Coach
Office Phone: (864) 231-2022
Ryan Hilburn, who was named Associate Head Coach prior to the season, is entering his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Trojans after joining the staff for the 2010-11 season. In the last four seasons he has been a part of the Trojans’ Elite Eight run and the Trojans’ 2011-12 South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship, which also saw the team reach the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
An integral part of the coaching staff, Hilburn has helped guide Anderson to an 88-37 (.704) overall record since his arrival and the Trojans have made appearances in the NCAA Southeast Regional in three of the last four seasons. The native of Charleston, S.C., directs the Trojans’ recruiting efforts, as well as assisting with practice and game plans, playing a pivotal role in AU’s success on the hardwood. He is in charge of the development of the post players, scouting opponents, and putting together scouting reports.
Hilburn served as an assistant coach at Lander University during the 2009-10 season under Head Coach Jeff Burkhamer. In 2008-09 he was a graduate assistant at Armstrong Atlantic State University under Burkhamer, when the team went 23-7 and finished the season ranked in the NABC’s Top-25. Hilburn also served on the staff of Head Coach Barclay Radebaugh at Charleston Southern and for hall of fame basketball coach Dave Odom as an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina. During his tenure at USC, the Gamecocks made appearances in the SEC Championship game, the NCAA Tournament, and won back-to-back NIT Tournament Championships.
Hilburn earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from the University of South Carolina in 2006 and graduated from Northwood Academy in 2000. While at Northwood Academy, he helped lead the Chargers to the SCISA AA State Basketball Championship in 2000. He and his wife, Katie, reside in Anderson with their two dogs, Sparky and Riley.