Gerald Ewing is in his fifth year as head women’s basketball coach and seventh year overall at Trinity Valley Community College.
In his first four seasons at the helm of the Lady Cards, Ewing led them to a 124-20 record and four appearances at the NJCAA tournament, where they finished third in 2015 and second in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Lady Cards also won four straight conference titles and two regional titles.
The 23-year coaching veteran replaced Elena Lovato, who resigned in June of 2014 after leading the Lady Cardinals to back-to-back national crowns. Ewing was an assistant on Lovato’s coaching staff both seasons.
In addition to claiming back-to-back national titles in his tenure as assistant coach, the Lady Cardinals posted a 72-2 (72-1 on the court) record.
In his first season, Ewing was responsible for guard development and assisted Krystle Henderson (University of Texas), Savannah Carter (Mississippi State) and Shannon Smith (University of Michigan, National Tourney MVP) into becoming one of the most tenacious backcourts in junior college.
In his 2nd season as her position coach, Ewing was instrumental in the development of 2014 NJCAA and WBCA Player of the Year Adut Bulgak, who moved on to Florida State University and later became a first round draft pick in the WNBA. Bulgak was a two-time All-American at TVCC.
In addition as a head coach, he has had multiple All Americans to the list. (Jazmine Spears, Maya Singleton, and Naomi Davenport). These 3 young ladies were also Region 14 conference most valuable player selections as well.
“I’m truly blessed and excited to be the head coach of such a tradition-rich program,’’ Ewing said. “I understand the expectations of the Lady Cardinal program from our fans and the community. Our goal will be to maintain the high level of excellence in the classroom, on and off the court.”
During his head coaching tenure, Ewing has been named District L Coach of the Year 2015, Region 14 Coach of the Year 2016, District F Coach of the Year 2017, TABC Coach of the Year 2017 and the 2018 WBCA Regional Coach of the Year.
Prior to his arrival at TVCC, Ewing served four seasons as a member of the Johnson County Community College Lady Cavaliers basketball coaching staff, serving as head coach Ben Conrad’s top assistant. He was responsible for recruiting and academics.
In his four seasons on staff, the Lady Cavaliers won more games in a four-year span than at any time in Johnson County history. JCCC has posted a record of 113-26 over that span, including three straight 30-win seasons, helping JCCC become just the second school in Kansas Jayhawk Conference history to reach that milestone.
He helped the program win four straight Region VI titles, three District titles, make three NJCAA Division II appearances and post three top-10 finishes, including a top five finish in 2010-11. As the team academic coach, the Lady Cavaliers were ranked in the WBCA Top 20 in three of the four years of his tenure.
Overall, Ewing mentored 10 NJCAA All-America performers, four WBCA State Farm All-Americans, 8 NJCAA All-Tournament selections, 17 NJCAA All-Region D-II picks, 11 All-East Jayhawk Conference selections and the 2010 East Jayhawk Freshman of the Year, a first in school history. He also coached University of Missouri and 1st team SEC standout Bri Kulas who was drafted in 2014 by the WNBA San Antonio Stars
Ewing went to JCCC after spending six seasons as head coach at George Washington High School, in Chicago, Ill. He also served six seasons at the school as the assistant prior to taking over as head coach. During Ewing’s association as head coach with the George Washington High program, the Minutewomen won back-to-back Illinois Regional Championships in 2007 and 2008.
Additionally, Ewing was named the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association District 3 Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008. He also was bestowed the 2007 Illinois Times Newspaper Coach of the Year, and named the Chicago Public Schools Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2004, 2007 and 2008.
Ewing compiled a 120-60 record in his six seasons as head coach, all resulting in playoff appearances.
As an assistant coach at GWHS, Ewing was the top assistant for Chicago Public School Hall of Fame coach Willie Byrd. Ewing helped lead Washington to a 33-5 record, a city championship and a second place finish in the state in 2000. The Minutewomen compiled a 134-61 record in Ewing’s first six seasons with the program.
Ewing also was successful helping his players advance to the next level. 95% of the athletes he coached went on to play collegiate basketball, including NCAA Division I standout players Angelina Williams, Leslie Hill.
Williams was a McDonalds/WBCA High School All-American who went to the University of Illinois. She went on to help the WNBA’s Detroit Shock win the 2006 WNBA title. Hill played for the University of Minnesota and helped the Gophers to a Final Four appearance in 2004.
Ewing has also worked with and still maintains strong ties with AAU powerhouse programs such as Chicago Hoops Express and the Missouri Phenoms.