LORETTO, Pa. – Gregg Gebhard – a 13-year coaching veteran – has been selected to lead Saint Francis University’s women’s lacrosse program. He comes to Loretto after nine months at Wheeling Jesuit University, where he was responsible for launching the school’s new program.
“We are very excited to have Gregg join our staff,” said Erika Renwick, senior associate director of athletics. “He brings a great wealth of knowledge as a former head coach and has had major conference experience as an assistant coach at a Big Ten institution. We know that Gregg will continue to take our lacrosse program on the path to success.”
“I am very excited about this wonderful opportunity to lead the Saint Francis women’s lacrosse program,” said Gebhard. “I would like to thank [director of athletics] Bob Krimmel, Erika Renwick and the rest of the search committee for putting their faith in me to lead the program. I look forward to working with the student-athletes and the administration to make the Saint Francis University women’s lacrosse program one of the top teams in the Northeast Conference.”
A native of Long Island, N.Y., Gebhard began his coaching career in 1998 at NCAA Division II Pfeiffer University, North Carolina. He spent four years at the helm and led Pfeiffer to their first national ranking within four years of becoming a varsity sport.
In August 2003, Gebhard became the head women’s lacrosse coach at Greensboro College, an NCAA Division III institution. He compiled a 19-3 record in the USA South Conference, winning two regular season championships and one tournament championship in four seasons.
While at Greensboro, he coached 22 All-USAS Conference players, 17 All-Academic USAS selections, two regional All-Americans and one ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American.
He then moved to Bucknell University where he served as the offensive coordinator and led the team to a school-record 12.8 goals per game average in the 2007-08 season.
Following his stint in Lewisburg, Gebhard spent two years as an assistant at Ohio State serving at offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and assisting with player development. During his time with the Buckeyes, he helped lead the program to an impressive 14.8 goals per game average while coaching six All-Conference performers, two All-Region selections, an All-America selection and a Rookie of the Year.
He also sat on the 2010 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association Regional All-American Committee.
A graduate of Pfeiffer, Gebhard has a bachelor of arts in sports management and a minor in business.