SOMD – The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Athletics Department announces that Regina Gibbons has joined college as the head coach of the Hawks’ softball program. Gibbons brings more than 20 years of experience as a softball coach, including from 2008 to 2010 the head coach of Lady Pirates at Hampton University. During their time at Hampton, the Lady Pirates reached 78-79 when they attended the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
“CSM is pleased to welcome Regina Gibbons as the new head softball coach to our team,” said Michelle Ruble, CSM’s Executive Director of Student Life and Athletics. “She brings a wealth of experience from Hampton University – an NCAA Division I institution – as an athlete and coach who will help take our program to the next level.”
Gibbons played in Hampton from 1995 to 1998. She came to Hampton as a walk-on and worked her way up in her second season, a year in which the team won the championship of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, a place in the starting XI. In their final season, Gibbons led her team with six home runs, completed 23 runs, scored 25 runs, and averaged .315.
Gibbons attended Bridgeton High School in Bridgeton, NJ, which she graduated in 1994. She played field hockey, softball, and basketball every four years. She also earned several degrees from Hampton over the years. Gibbons is the executive director and founder of Y-KNOT, Inc. – a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote knowledge, generate ideas, create opportunity, and provide lifelong education for middle and high school youth in metropolitan Washington, DC teach area.
Gibbons said that because of the energy she received from the CSM track and field team for the position during her interview, it sold her the chance of becoming the Hawks’ next head coach. She also shared that her vision for the Hawks’ softball program will be “to make sure we develop the whole athlete. This game is bigger than the physical skill you put into it. It’s important to get mentally.” develop as you develop physically. “