Stephanie Gaitley

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Stephanie Gaitley (born January 25, 1960)[1] is the head women's basketball coach at Fordham University. She had previously served as a head coach at Monmouth University and Long Island University. During her six seasons at LIU, she posted a 95-82 record. In 2007, she guided LIU to a school record 24 wins, and the top overall seed in the NEC tournament. She was named the 2006-07 NEC coach of the year for her efforts. She led LIU to two 20 win seasons, and the first WNIT appearance in school history.

Stephanie Gaitley
Medal record
Women’s Basketball
Assistant Coach for  United States
William Jones Cup
Gold medal – first place 2000 Taipei, Taiwan Team Competition

Gaitley was raised in Ocean City, New Jersey.[2]

She also served as the head basketball coach at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She led the Hawks to five 20 win seasons, and two Atlantic 10 championships, as well as five NCAA tournament appearances. She also coached at the University of Richmond from 1985 to 1991. She compiled a 116-63 record, and led the Spiders to two CAA championships, as well as 2 tournament bids. She was named CAA coach of the year in 1989.

USA Basketball[edit]

Gaitley was named an assistant coach of the team representing the USA in 2000 at the William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The USA team started strong with a 32-point win over the host team, the Republic of China National Team. They then beat South Korea easily and faced Japan in the third game. Japan started out strongly, and had an 18-point lead in the first half. The USA then out scored Japan 23–3 to take a small lead at the half. The USA built a ten-point lead, but Japan cut it back to three with under a minute to go. Kelly Schumacher grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to bring the lead back to five points and the team held on for the win. Schumacher had 24 points to help the USA team beat Japan 83–80. The final game was against Malaysia, but it wasn't close, with the USA winning 79–24, to secure a 4–0 record for the competition and the gold medal.[3]


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball". NCAA. Retrieved 16 Aug 2015. 
  2. ^ Staff. "GAITLEY COMES HOME TO COACH ST. JOE'S", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 1991. Accessed March 28, 2011. "She grew up in Ocean City, N.J., played for a 1981 AIAW Final Four team at Villanova and served as an assistant coach at St. Joe's for three years..."
  3. ^ "2000 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 

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