Stephanie Gaitley Signs Two-Year Contract Extension
Bronx, N.Y. – Fresh off the program's second-ever Atlantic 10 championship and a share of its first-ever regular season crown, Fordham women's basketball head coach Stephanie Gaitley has signed a two-year extension, it was announced today, keeping her in the Bronx through the 2024-25 campaign. Gaitley has spent eight seasons at the helm on Rose Hill and is now set for six more. "We are extremely fortunate to have Coach Gaitley leading our women's basketball program," Director of Athletics Dave Roach said in a statement, "Her success is unparalleled in Fordham history and I'm ecstatic to extend her contract to 2025. I look forward to continuing to work with her and her staff in enhancing our women's basketball program." Gaitley and the Rams just wrapped up a 25-9 season, tied for third-most wins in program history, that included a 12-game win streak, tying a school record, and a nine-game conference win streak, setting a new program benchmark, as the team coasted to the school's second Atlantic 10 title. After starting the year 5-5, the team went 20-3 over its next 23 games to finish with a school record 13-3 record in Atlantic 10 play, a share of the regular season title, and a first-round bye. The Rams disposed of Massachusetts, Duquesne, and VCU by an average margin of victory of just under 23 points in winning the league championship. Fordham then earned a 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament, where its season ended at nationally-ranked Syracuse in the first round.