SOMD – The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Athletics Department announces Regina Gibbons has joined the college as the head coach of the Hawks’ softball program. Gibbons brings with her more than 20 years of softball coaching experience, including serving as the head coach of the Hampton University Lady Pirates from 2008-2010. During her time at Hampton, the Lady Pirates went 78-79 while competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I.
“CSM is excited about the addition of Regina Gibbons to our staff as the new head softball coach,” said CSM Executive Director of Student Life and Athletics Michelle Ruble. “She brings a wealth of experience with her from Hampton University – an NCAA Division I institution – as an athlete and coach, which will assist in taking our program to the next level.”
Gibbons played at Hampton from 1995-1998. She arrived at Hampton as a walk-on and worked her way to a spot in the starting line-up her sophomore season, a year in which the team would go on to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. In her final season, Gibbons led her team in home runs with six, drove in 23 runs, scored 25 runs and posted a .315 batting average.
Gibbons attended Bridgeton High School in Bridgeton, N.J., graduating in 1994. She played field hockey, softball and basketball all four years. She also earned multiple degrees from Hampton over the years. Gibbons is the executive director and founder of Y-KNOT, Inc. – a non-profit organization with a mission to stimulate knowledge, nurture ideas, create opportunities and teach life-long lessons for middle and high school youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Gibbons said that it was because of the energy she received from the CSM athletics staff during her interview for the position that sold her on the opportunity to be the Hawks’ next head coach, and she is most excited for the chance to continue doing what she loves. She also shared that her vision for the Hawks’ softball program will be “to ensure we develop the whole athlete. This game is bigger than the physical skill that you put into it. It is important to mentally develop as you physically develop.”