Stephanie Gaitley

Former Head Coach
Fordham University

Experience

2011 – 2022: Head Coach, Fordham University

2008 – 2011: Head Coach, Monmouth University

2002 – 2008: Head Coach, Long Island University Brooklyn

1992 – 2001: Head Coach, Saint Joseph’s University

1985 – 1991: Head Coach, University of Richmond

1978 – 1982: Player, Villanova University

Education

1983: Villanova University, Masters, Secondary Education

1982: Villanova University, Bachelors, Education

Personal

Hometown: Ocean City, NJ

Family: Frank (Husband) & Dutch, D.C., Jordan (Children)

Career Highlights

Career Record
684-393 (.635)

20+ Win Seasons (19)
2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2010-11, 2007-08, 2006-07, 1999-00, 1988-99, 1996-97, 1994-95, 1992-93, 1990-91, 1989-90, 1988-89, 1987-88

Conference Coach of the Year (2)
2006-07 NEC, 1989-90 CAA

Conference Regular Season Championships (6)
2018-19, 2016-17, 2015-16 Atlantic 10 & 2011-12, 2010-11, 2007-08 Northeast

Conference Tournament Championships (8)
2013-14, 2018-19 Atlantic 10, 2006-07 Northeast, 1999-00, 1998-99, 1996-97 Atlantic 10 & 1989-90, 1990-91 CAA

NCAA Tournament Berths (9)
2018-19, 2013-14, 1999-00, 1998-99, 1996-97, 1994-95, 1993-94, 1990-91, 1989-90

Other Post-Season Berths (9)
2021-22, 2020-21, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2014-15, 2012-13, 2010-11, 2006-07, 1997-98 WNIT

2018-19, 2017-18, & 2012-13 Maggie Dixon Metropolitan Coach of the Year

The all-time winningest coach in Fordham program history with a 220-123 (.641) overall and 108-56 (.659) Atlantic 10 Conference record, as well as two Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Championships (first in program history), and eight post-season berths (two NCAA tournaments)

From 2011 to 2022, led Fordham to seven 21+ win seasons, rebuilding a program that had not had a winning season during the 16 seasons prior to her arrival

From 2008 to 2011, led Monmouth to a 57-37 (.606) overall and 35-19 (.648) Northeast Conference record, as well as the first WNIT berth in program history

The all-time winningest coach in Long Island-Brooklyn program history with a 95-82 (.537) overall and 64-45 (.587) Northeastern Conference record, as well as two 22+ win seasons, and one WNIT appearance from 2002 to 2008

From 1991 to 2001, led Saint Joseph’s to a 196-88 (.690) overall and 114-44 (.722) Atlantic 10 Conference record, as well as five 21+ win seasons, three Atlantic 10 Conference Regular Season Championships, one Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship, and six post-season berths (five NCAA tournaments)

In 2020, served as an Assistant Coach for Team USA in Taiwan

From 1985 to 1991, led Richmond to a 116-63 (.648) overall and 48-24 (.667) Colonial Athletic Association record, as well as five 21+ win seasons, two CAA Regular Season Championships, two CAA Tournament Championships, and two NCAA Tournament appearances

As a Division I Head Coach, has recruited and coached 90 all-conference team selections, as well as five Players of the Year, two Defensive Players of the Years, and four Rookies of the Year

A 1993 inductee into the Villanova University Athletic Hall of Fame and 1989 inductee into the Philadelphia Big Five Hall of Fame

News & Media

Head Coach Record