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Gabby Giordano

ALUMNI REPORT: Giordano to keep coaching

Gab Giordano began coaching while her college playing career was just getting started.

Now that her college playing days are over, the JB Hoops and Holy Cross High School alum is following through on plans to continue into coaching.

Giordano is scheduled to serve as a volunteer assistant women’s basketball coach at Wilkes University while completing her undergraduate studies in the first semester of the upcoming school year, then become a graduate assistant during the second semester.

By the time Giordano was halfway through her college career, then as a basketball player at Marywood University, she was coaching a fifth-and-sixth grade Lady Storm AAU team at Backcourt Hoops and the seventh-and-eighth grade girls team at LaSalle Academy in Jessup along with serving as the assistant junior high softball coach at Holy Cross.

At the time, Giordano made it clear that she hoped to keep coaching after college.

Following three seasons as a standout on the Marywood basketball team, Giordano transferred to Wilkes and played both basketball and softball as a senior. After playing all four of her college basketball seasons for coach Tara Macciocco, Giordano will now serve as one of Macciocco’s assistants.

Giordano was the leader of both the basketball and softball teams at Wilkes as a senior.

In basketball season, Giordano was an honorable mention selection on the All-Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom team. She ranked third in the conference in rebounds with 9.8 per game, fifth in assists with 3.2 and led the Colonels in those categories as well as scoring with 13.0 per game. Giordano shot 39.1 percent from the floor, 28.7 from 3-point range and 76.8 from the line.

Giordano finished her college basketball career with 1,359 points.

After earning ECAC South and Colonial States Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year honors in 2015-16, Giordano was a first-team CSAC all-star for the Pacers as a sophomore and junior.

Giordano returned to softball at Wilkes and led the Colonels in batting average (.357), home runs (8), runs (30), hits (45) and tying for the lead in RBI with 24. She started in 41 of her 42 games and had 7 doubles.


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