The Seton Hill University women’s basketball team has named Krystal Gibbs as their assistant coach, head coach Maeve Gallagher announced recently.
“I would like to thank Dr. Finger, Chris Snyder and coach Gallagher for this exciting opportunity to be a part of the Seton Hill Women’s basketball family,” said Gibbs. “It’s always been a passion of mine to coach at the collegiate level. Having the opportunity to coach in the PSAC alongside a strong woman like Coach Gallagher is nothing short than incredible. I have been blessed with incredible mentors throughout my coaching career that without them I wouldn’t be the coach/person I am today. As the legendary coach Dean Smith taught us, Success is not a goal, it’s a journey. Enjoy every step along the way. Trust the Process. I can’t wait to be a part of the Seton Hill Women’s basketball process.”
“We are ecstatic to add Coach Gibbs to our Griffin Family,” stated Gallagher. “She has proven herself as a coach and mentor dedicated to enhancing the betterment of student-athletes, and that will always be our first priority here. With a long tenure of success on the court and knowledge of the high school athletes in the PIAA I have no doubt she will make an immediate impact on our team and recruiting future Griffins. Coach Gibbs brings a special skill set to our team with a decorated background in mental health, specifically sports psychology, and we know the importance of this practice and are excited to continue to work in that realm with our team as much as the X’s and O’s.”
Gibbs spent the past ten seasons as head coach at Elizabeth Forward High School. Over her ten seasons, Gibbs was named the Mon Valley Independent Coach of the Year three times. The Warriors advanced to the WPIAL Postseason eight times in her ten year tenure. The team reached the quarterfinals four times and the semifinals three times.
Prior to being named head coach, Gibbs spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Elizabeth Forward. As an assistant, the Warriors made the WPIAL Championship game.
In addition to coaching, Gibbs is a licensed professional counselor. She is the owner/CEO of Mindful Wonder LLC, a private mental health practice that focuses on the mental health needs of young adults and athletes.
Gibbs graduated from LaRoche College with a degree in Psychology. She also earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Community Psychology from Point Park.