Gayle Coats Fulks

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Davidson College


2017 – Present: Head Coach, Davidson College

2012 – 2017: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Wake Forest University

2012: Assistant Coach, Mount St. Mary’s University

2011 – 2012: Assistant Coach, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

2007 – 2011: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Longwood University

2007: Assistant Video Coordinator, New York Liberty

2003 – 2007: Player/Team Captain (06-07), Fairleigh Dickinson University


2007: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bachelors, Business Management


Hometown: Richmond, VA

Family: Ryan (Husband) & Kaylee (Daughter)

Career Highlights

Career Division I Wins

Winning Seasons (3)
2021-22, 2019-20, 2018-19

Power Five Wins (1)

Post-Season Berths (2)
2021-22, 2018-19 WBI

Has led Davidson to 72 overall wins, 36 Atlantic 10 wins, three winning seasons, and two post-season berths, rebuilding a program that had not won more than 11 overall and 5 Atlantic 10 games during each of the three seasons prior to her arrival

In 2021-22, led Davidson to the most single-season wins (18) in nine seasons

In 2019-20, guided Davidson to consecutive winning seasons for the first time in seven seasons

In 2018-19, led Davidson to the program’s first winning season (17-15) and post-season berth in six seasons

In 2018-19, guided Davidson to the most Atlantic 10 wins (10) in program history (breaking the record of 7, which was set in her first season)

Davidson’s scoring offense finished ranked 1st in the Atlantic 10 in 2018-19

Davidson ranked 19th nationally in 2020-21 in the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll

As Davidson’s Head Coach, has recruited and coached nine Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team selections, as well as one Rookie of the Year and one Most Improved Player

2016 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Thirty Under 30 selection

From 2015 to 2017, helped lead Wake Forest to consecutive seasons with a .500+ record for only the third time in 26 seasons, as well as consecutive WNIT berths

As Wake Forest’s Recruiting Coordinator, signed four classes that ranked in the top-25 nationally

As a student-athlete at FDU, was a Team Captain and four-time NEC Academic Honor Roll honoree

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