Megan Gebbia is in her 10th year with the Marist women's basketball program, and her seventh as associate head coach. She is responsible for scheduling and assists with all other aspects of the program. Having primarily worked with the back court while at Marist, Gebbia began to work with the post players during the 2011-12 season.
Since Gebbia joined the program in 2003-04, members of the Marist backcourt have garnered 36 different accolades from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Players have won six MAAC Rookie of the Week and seven MAAC Player of the Week awards. Ten players have been named All-MAAC, eight have been named to the All-Tournament team and three have been named to the MAAC All-Rookie Teams. Individually, Erica Allenspach was named the MAAC Player of the Year and MAAC Tournament MVP, Alisa Kresge was a three-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year and Julianne Viani was named MAAC Tournament MVP under Gebbia's tutelage. Lynzee Johnson was named the MAAC Sixth Player of the Year in her sophomore season.
In her first season in charge of the frontcourt, Marist post players won one MAAC Player of the Week award (Kelsey Beynnon, 2/20) and Brandy Gang was named to the All-MAAC Second Team. The Red Foxes led the MAAC, averaging 4.0 blocked shots per game and were tops in the conference, grabbing 25.7 defensive rebounds per game. They were fourth overall, averaging 34.8 rebounds per game.
During the 2010-11 season the Red Foxes led the conference in three categories: assists/game (14.9), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3) and turnover margin (+5.85). Additionally, Marist ranked second in three-point field percentage (.345). The Red Foxes also made a program-record 231 three-point field goals during the 2010-11 season.
Under Gebbia's instruction, Marist holds three of the top four spots in MAAC history in assist-to-turnover ratio. During its Sweet 16 season in 2006-07, the Red Foxes boasted a ratio of 1.39:1, good for the top spot in conference history. The Red Foxes also hold the third and fourth spots from 2005-06 (1.20) and 2008-09 (1.16) respectively. Individually, Viani ranks sixth all-time in assist-to-turnover ratio with a mark of 1.86:1, while Kresge is the conference's all-time leader in the category with a career mark of 2.69:1.
Gebbia served as assistant coach for three seasons, in which the Red Foxes compiled a record of 65-25, won three Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season titles and two conference tournaments. Her responsibilities covered all aspects of the program. She served as recruiting coordinator, worked directly with the perimeter players and prepared strategy for practices and games.
Gebbia has helped bring several players to Marist who have enjoyed a considerable amount of success. She was instrumental in landing Fifi Camara, the first Marist women's basketball player to win MAAC Player of the Year honors. Gebbia also helped recruit Nikki Flores - who earned MAAC All-Rookie honors in 2005 and has been named to the conference all-tournament team three times - and Sarah Smrdel, who was named the MAAC Tournament MVP in 2008.
This season marks Gebbia's 18th in coaching. Her most recent stop before arriving in Poughkeepsie was at Wright State of the Horizon League, where she spent the 2002-03 season. That year, Wright State defeated nationally-ranked Wisconsin-Green Bay, the only team in the league to do so.
From 1996-2002, Gebbia was an assistant at Maryland-Baltimore County, where she became recruiting coordinator in 1998. In that time, she was responsible for signing two Street and Smith Honorable Mention All-Americans, a conference Rookie of the Year and two all-conference selections to the program. Gebbia was an assistant at American in the 1995-96 season. She started her coaching career at her alma mater, Towson, in the 1994-95 season. In Gebbia's senior season at Towson, she was the team captain.
A native of Frederick, Md., Gebbia currently resides in Pleasant Valley.