HOT: Gibbons returns to Holy Cross

Holy Cross women’s basketball coach Bill Gibbons will be returning to his position as head coach, effective today.

Gibbons had voluntarily stepped aside in October of last year, after a former student filed a lawsuit claiming verbal and physical abuse while she was a member of the team. After a thorough review, the College has concluded that there is no reason for Gibbons’ continued absence from the team. The College believes the lawsuit’s allegations have no legal merit.

Gibbons will be back at the Hart Center for the team’s contest against Patriot League rival Army on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. The team currently boasts an 11-4 overall record and is tied for second place in the Patriot League at 3-1. The College is grateful to associate head coach Ann McInerney for leading the team while coach Gibbons voluntarily stepped aside. She is highly valued and essential to the program and to the College.