Boston College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee announced the appointment of Michael Gibson to the position of Director of Operations and Matt Thune as the video coordinator for the program today.
For Gibson, it’s a return home as he graduated from Boston College in 2008. He was a women’s basketball team manager while a student and traveled with the team to the ACC Tournament during the inaugural season. He was also with the Eagles during the 2006 NCAA run when they defeated Notre Dame and then-No. 1 Ohio State before losing to Utah in the Sweet 16.
An Andover, Mass. native, Gibson was Director of Operations at Hofstra for seven years before serving as an assistant coach the last three seasons.
While at Hofstra, Gibson ran the women’s basketball camps, coordinated all aspects of team travel, non-conference scheduling as well as monitoring the program budget. While an assistant coach, Gibson was responsible for scouting reports, recruiting, game scheduling, monitoring players grades as well as post player development.
Gibson holds a degree in accounting and finance from BC and is currently pursuing his master’s degree.
Matt Thune, a native of Indianapolis, arrives at the Heights after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Weber State.
While at Weber State, Thune was part of a program that posted two 20-plus win seasons, including two appearances in the WBI Tournament. In the 2015-16 season, Weber won 23 games, which set a new single-season program record for victories.
Thune worked with the post players, assisted in implementing defensive schemes, and offensive special situations. He was also an academic coordinator for the team, helped run the youth and elite camps and oversaw the program’s social media outlets.
Prior to Weber State, Thune worked for the Louisville women’s basketball program, with his first stint as a volunteer assistant. He was the video coordinator in 2013 and also served as an interim assistant coach for recruiting. He oversaw the video department, film exchange, team scouting, and managed the team of male practice players.
Thune graduated from Indiana with a degree in psychology and a minor in management in 2012. He earned his Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Louisville in 2014.ACC BC