Aaron Kallhoff joined the LSU women’s basketball staff in May 2018. Kallhoff brought 15 years of collegiate coaching experience to the table, including three seasons at TCU before moving to Baton Rouge.
In his first two seasons at LSU, Kallhoff has played an instrumental role in bringing top national and international players to LSU, including a Top 20 recruiting class in 2019.
Kallhoff works with the LSU post players, developing Faustine Aifuwa and Ayana Mitchell into some of the top all-around players in the SEC. Mitchell was a two-time All-SEC performer, while Aifuwa was named to the 2020 SEC All-Defensive Team.
During his three seasons at TCU, Kallhoff worked primarily with TCU’s post players, including All-Big 12 selections Jordan Moore and Amy Okonkwo. TCU advanced to postseason play in two of his three seasons on staff.
Kallhoff spent two seasons on the staff at Arkansas State from 2013-15 where he helped lead the Red Wolves to 46 wins, including their first postseason victory since 2007. Arkansas State tallied a second-most wins in program history during the 2014-15 season with 24 and went a combined 30-8 in Sun Belt Conference play over his two years. He helped guide Audrea Gamble to back-to-back Sun Belt Player of the Year awards.
The Norfolk, Nebraska, native went to Arkansas State after spending a season as assistant coach at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, where he helped lead the Lady Cardinals to a 36-1 record and their seventh NJCAA National Championship.
Prior to his time at Trinity Valley, Kallhoff spent four years as head coach at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas. He was named the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year in his final season at Hill, leading the Lady Rebels to a 27-5 record, a share of the league title and a berth in the Region V semifinals.
Kallhoff also was tabbed as one of the nation’s top and upcoming junior college coaches by Women’s Basketball Insider. During his tenure at Hill, Kallhoff coached three All-Americans, four All-Region V selections, 16 NTJCAC All-Conference selections, one NTJCAC Player of the Year, two NTJCAC Defensive Players of the Year and one NTJCAC Freshman of the Year. His teams also received national academic honors on three separate occasions.
He spent one season serving as the head women’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Allen County Community College in Iola, Kansas, where the Red Devils achieved a 3.1 overall team grade point average.
Kallhoff began his collegiate playing career at Iowa Central Community College where he led the NJCAA Division II Iowa Region in three-point field goal percentage. In 2000, he earned All-Region IX athletic and academic honors at Northeast Nebraska Community College after averaging 14 points per game.
Kallhoff completed his playing career at Bemidji State where he was a two-year starter, and in his senior season led NCAA Division II in assist/turnover ratio. In 2003, Kallhoff graduated from Bemidji State with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with an emphasis in public relations, advertising and electronic media. While at Bemidji State, he represented the University as a chairman for Special Olympics and the United Way Foundation, and was involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Kallhoff and his wife, Josie, have three children, Camden, Caylix and Capri. He is a strong advocate of Autism Speaks in support of his son, Caylix.
The Aaron Kallhoff File
Hometown: Norfolk, Nebraska
Education: Bemidji State, 2003 (Mass Communications)
Experience: 3rd season at LSU in 2020-21
1998-99 Iowa Central CC
1999-2000 Northeast Nebraska CC
2001-03 Bemidji State
2003-06 Allen County CC, men’s assistant coach
2006-07 Seward County CC, men’s assistant coach
2007-08 Allen County CC, head coach
2008-12 Hill College, head coach
2012-13 Trinity Valley CC, assistant coach
2013-15 Arkansas State, assistant coach
2015-18 TCU, assistant coach
2018-present LSU, assistant coach