2011: Posted 2-0 record and 1.95 earned run average in first Cardinal season. ... Made 19 appearances, all in relief. ... Logged 27.2 innings, striking out 18 batters and walking 10. ... First victory came with 2.2 innings of scoreless work in 8-1 decision over Texas-Pan American, and the second was on the strength of one scoreless inning in a 7-3 road upset of 19th-ranked Baylor. ...Longest outing was 4.0 scoreless innings against Stephen F. Austin State University on next to last day of the regular season. ... Had season-high four strikeouts in that game.
Junior College: Played two seasons for coach Bryan Alexander at Alvin Community College. ... Went 4-2 with a 3.34 earned run average as a freshman in 2009 and was 2-2 with a 3.45 ERA last spring. ... Also played summer baseball for the Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League. ... Son of John Gilligan, younger brother of Lamar coach Jim Gilligan and a four-year Cardinal letterman as a catcher from 1973 through 1976.
High School: Starred as a pitcher at Living Faith Academy in Dickinson, Texas.
Personal: John P. Gilligan was born on Oct. 20, 1988 in Clear Lake, Texas. ... Parents are John and Jeana Gilligan of Dickinson, Texas. ... Major is General Studies. ... Hobbies are watching sports on television, playing video games and lifting weights.