Gil McGregor Bio


Gil McGregor is an original member of the Hornets broadcast team and begins his 21st year behind the microphone.

McGregor currently serves as an analyst for all Hornets telecasts on Cox Sports Television. McGregor is also an analyst of Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball telecasts with Jefferson Pilot/Raycom Sports. His other broadcast experience includes the NCAA Tournament on ESPN, MEAC Basketball telecasts on ESPN2, CIAA Basketball and Football and analyst for Southern University Jaguar basketball on Cox.

A nationally-known keynote/motivational speaker, McGregor has been an ambassador for the Hornets’ “Stay In School” program. He has also been a regular visitor at area schools where he addresses the importance of students completing their education and staying away from drugs and violence. McGregor has addressed educators on issues of school morale and professional development.

The 6-8 McGregor joined the Hornets after serving as academic advisor of athletics at his alma mater, Wake Forest University. He was the starting center for the Demon Deacons from 1968 to 1971 after being named one of the top 50 high school players in the country in 1966-67. He was drafted out of college by the Cincinnati Royals (now the Sacramento Kings) in the 1971 NBA Draft and played in 42 games with the Royals during the 1971-72 season. McGregor concluded his basketball career by playing seven years professionally in Belgium, France and Italy.

McGregor’s various activities in the community include School To Career, Teach America and the Louisiana High School Athletic Director Association. He has served on numerous boards, including the Foundations of the Carolinas Grant Advisory Board, the Board of Visitors of Chapel Hill Children’s Hospital and the Board of Visitors of UNC-Charlotte. McGregor also served as the honorary chairman of the March of Dimes Walk America. He was also a member of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church in New Orleans and Sigma Pi Phi.

McGregor has adult daughters and he and his wife, Frieda, have a son, Gilbert Odell.

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