Kelley Gibson enters her first season as a member of the USC coaching staff after spending two seasons as an assistant at Maine.
where she worked for two seasons as an assistant after spending a year at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and one as a graduate assistant coach at American University in Washington, D.C.
During her time at UMBC, Gibson helped push the Retrievers to their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth as the America East Tournament champions.
As a player, Gibson was an all-conference player at Maryland. She earned ACC honorable mention in 1999 and was on the 1996 ACC All-Rookie Team, despite enduring three ACL injuries during her career. She remains in the school's record books among the leaders in 3-pointers, assists, steals and blocks. Gibson graduated from Maryland in 1999 with a degree in kinesiology before moving into the pro ranks.
Gibson played internationally in Russia and in Israel and also had a successful WNBA career with the Houston Comets. A Comet from 2000-2004, Gibson helped win the 2000 WNBA championship and ranked in the top-10 on Houston's all-time games played chart. In 2003, she was awarded the WNBA's Off-Season Community Assist Award for her work throughout local communities.
Gibson played in high school at Easton (Md.) High, where she won two state championships. She had her jersey retired after setting the school record for career points (2,200) and rebounds (1,008), and she has a street named in her honor in her hometown of Easton. Gibson is a member of the WBCA and the Black Coaches Association.