POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y – Marist women’s basketball associate head coach, Megan Gebbia, has been named the head coach at American University in Washington, D.C. Gebbia spent the past 10 years on the Marist bench, serving the last seven years as an associate head coach.

“It is a bitter-sweet day for me as I say goodbye to a place that has been my home for the past 10 years,” Gebbia said. “In my time at Marist I have had so many memorable experiences and I cannot thank Marist College, Brian Giorgis and the surrounding community enough for their support. I will miss being a Red Fox but I am anxious to start the next phase of my coaching career as the next head women's basketball coach at American University. I feel American is a perfect fit for me academically, athletically and geographically as I have the chance to be close to my family.

In her time at Marist, Gebbia was responsible for the team’s scheduling and assisted with all other aspects of the program. She worked primarily with the Red Foxes’ back court players, but began working with the forwards during the 2011-12 season.

“Today is a bitter-sweet day for the Marist women’s basketball program,” Marist head coach Brian Giorgis said. “We are ecstatic that Meg is becoming a Division I head coach at a tremendous academic school. It is something she has worked hard for. I am sure she will have great success, at the same time we are losing a great asset. We can’t thank Coach Gebbia enough for what she has done here. She has been an intricate part of the success we have experienced over the past decade and she will be sorely missed. We wish her nothing but the best.”

“We have been very fortunate over the past 10 years to have Meg as part of our women’s basketball program,” Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray said. “She has been a huge part of the outstanding success that the program has experienced. I wish her best of success as she begins the next chapter of her career at American University.”

American went 15-14 last season, finishing third in the Patriot League with an 8-6 mark in conference play. The Eagles fell to Bucknell in the quarterfinals, but return their top three scorers this season.

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