Gibson Selected as St. Mary's Next SWA
St. Mary’s City, Md. – Scott Devine, the director of athletics and recreation at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, announced Monday morning that Crystal Gibson, the College’s head women’s basketball coach, will serve as the Department of Athletics and Recreation’s next Senior Woman Administrator, effective immediately.
Devine stated, “It is my pleasure to announce Crystal as our next Senior Woman Administrator. I have complete confidence that Crystal will be an important asset in the managing of our highly active and visible operation which serves over 350 student-athletes.”
Gibson replaces former women’s soccer coach, Brianne Weaver ’00, as the department’s SWA as Weaver stepped down at the end of June to take the head coaching position at Bowdoin College in New Brunswick, Maine. As the Senior Woman Administrator, Gibson will have a full plate of responsibilities, including attending all Capital Athletic Conference and NCAA meetings, working to address issues facing the female student-athletes and the women’s sports coaches, serving as liaison to the College’s Office of Advancement, supervising sports, and assisting with the faculty mentor program.
“I am honored to have been selected as the department’s next Senior Woman Administrator and would like to thank Dr. Beth Rushing and Scott Devine for this opportunity,” expressed Gibson. “I am excited about working with St. Mary’s College’s administrators and all of our student-athletes as Seahawk athletics moves forward to increase their exposure in the regional and national spotlights.”
Gibson joined the Seahawk athletic staff last May as she came in to take over the women’s basketball program. Prior to arriving on the St. Mary’s campus, Gibson spent three years as the head women’s basketball coach at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania while serving as an assistant sports information director and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee advisor as well.
“In addition to her role as the women’s basketball coach, Crystal will now serve on the Department’s management team. I look forward to having her input on a regular basis as to how the Department can improve and continue to move forward in the competitive landscapes of college athletics and higher education,” added Devine.
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