CJ Killin

CJ Killin / 17U Elite Coach


CJ Killin coaches UBC Elite’s 17U Elite team. CJ joined the men’s basketball staff at SLCC as Associate Head Coach in July 2020. He spent the previous season at Portland State following stops at Idaho State, Odessa College, and New Mexico Junior College before joining head coach Kyle Taylor’s staff.

In his lone season at Portland State working under Viking coach Barret Peery, the Vikings won 18 games and finished fourth in the Big Sky Conference.

He spent the 2018-19 season at Idaho State under the direction of Bill Evans.  While at ISU, CJ worked alongside current Bruins head coach Kyle Taylor. Killin spent the 2017-18 season at Odessa College (TX), where he helped the Wranglers to a 28-5 record, which included a 15-1 record in the WJCAC and an outright league championship. In all, CJ has helped 11 players move on to the Division I level in his lone season at Odessa.

He spent two seasons (2015-17) at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, New Mexico, helping 10 players continue their careers at the Division I level.

Before his time at NMJC, He served as an assistant coach at Peru State College where he helped the Bobcats to their most wins in over a decade.

Killin spent a season at Central Community College, helping the program reach the NJCAA D2 Final Four as well as coaching the NJCAA Player of the Year, Tyron Criswell.
CJ began his coaching career at his alma mater, Nebraska-Kearney, serving as a volunteer assistant coach from 2012-14.

Killin, a native Nebraskan, earned his bachelor’s degree from Nebraska-Kearney in 2014 and added a master’s degree from Wayne State College in 2017.  CJ is currently pursuing a second master’s degree at Idaho State University.