Chelsea Gilliam became the interim head coach for the Union bowling programs in September of 2012, making her the third person to lead the teams in program history and the first woman.
Gilliam came to Union during the summer of 2012 to be the assistant coach for the Bulldog and Lady Bulldog bowling teams.
A 2012 graduate of University of Pikeville (Ky.) with bachelos of science degrees in mathematics and psychology, Gilliam was a four-year member of the Lady Bears bowling team, helping them win the 2012 NAIA national championship. Gilliam participated in the USBC National Tournament twice during her tenure at Pikeville.
Hailing from Pecatonica, Ill., Gilliam was a four-year member of the Winnebago High bowling team. She placed seventh in the state as a freshman before being crowning state champion as junior. Gilliam bowled three 300 games in high school.