Quick Facts

College: University of Wisconsin Madison
Years with the Bucks: 16

Biography


The 2012-13 campaign marks the 16th season with the Bucks for Chris Gilmartin, and his first on the team's bench as an assistant coach. He was named to the coaching staff on Jan. 8, 2013, in conjunction with Jim Boylan taking over as the 12th head coach in franchise history.

Gilmartin began his Bucks career as the assistant video coordinator, where he worked in the video scouting department on team analysis, advance scouting and analysis of college and international basketball. He also spent 10 seasons as the team's scout, where he was responsible for the advance scouting of the Bucks upcoming opponents and assisting the Bucks staff in the evaluation of collegiate and professional prospects. His association with the Bucks began in 1985 as a member of the promotions crew. He also served as a team attendant from 1987-89.

Born in New York City, Gilmartin is a 1993 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as a student assistant under Head Coaches Steve Yoder and Stu Jackson. Following graduation, he was hired as an assistant basketball coach at Penn State-Behrend in August of 1993, and was appointed interim head coach in December of the same year. At age 22, he was the youngest NCAA head coach in the country and the second youngest head coach in the history of NCAA basketball (only the legendary coach Phog Allen coached at an earlier age - 20 years old while coaching at Baker University in 1904). Chris returned to Milwaukee in 1995 and received his law degree (J.D.) from Marquette University in 1997, working part-time in the Bucks video department while attending law school.

Chris and his wife, Robyn, have three children: daughters Halle (16) and Sydney (8), and son Sean (6). The Gilmartin's reside in Milwaukee and Buffalo, NY.