Women's Basketball Coach Bio
|Title:||Director, Basketball Operations|
Caitlin Gillard is in her second season as Director of Basketball Operations for Lehigh women’s basketball.
Gillard joined the Mountain Hawks’ staff after serving as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Hamilton College in 2009-10. At Hamilton, Gillard was responsible for overseeing recruiting efforts, assisting with practices, scheduling and logistics. Gillard also prepared scouting reports, designed conditioning schedules and oversaw the academic progress of all players in the program.
“Caitlin is extremely bright and intelligent, possesses a strong understanding of the Patriot League and the student-athlete experience, and brings the experience of coaching at the collegiate level,” Lehigh head coach Sue Troyan said. “We had the opportunity to get to know Caitlin during the recruiting process, and are excited that everything has come full-circle with her back at Lehigh working within our program.”
Prior to her time at Hamilton College, Gillard spent a year as a research associate at the Duke University Center for Neuroscience in 2008-09. She was responsible for recruiting, scheduling and coordinating research participants, in addition to conducting cognitive research experiments and analyzing data for the doctoral studies staff.
Gillard earned her degree from Colgate University in 2008, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts. In four years with the Raiders, Gillard was twice named team MVP and served as team captain for three seasons. Gillard was named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team every season in a Raiders’ uniform and was presented with the Dean’s Award for maintaining a semester GPA above 3.3 on eight different occasions.