Staff
Head Coach
Brian Giorgis

Entering his 15th season as head coach of the Marist women's basketball team, Giorgis is the program's all-time leader in wins. His career record stands at 341-115 with a winning percentage of .748. Giorgis has led the Red Foxes to 10 MAAC Championship Titles, 11 MAAC Regular Season Titles, 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, and an appearance in the WNIT.

In his first 14 seasons in Poughkeepsie, Giorgis has been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year seven times - five times outright (2003-04, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13), and a share of the award on two other occasions (2004-05, 2005-06).

In the 2015-16 season, Marist finished with an equal record of 16-16, and a strong MAAC showing of 14-6. The Red Foxes found themselves in third in the MAAC at the end of the season and made it to the semifinals of the tournament.

Senior center, Tori Jarosz, was awarded the highest rank in the MAAC, as Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. Alongside this award, Jarosz was also named a member of the first team All-MAAC with teammate Sydney Coffey. The Red Foxes showed their success in the classroom as well with four members being names to the MAAC All-Academic team.

In Brian Giorgis’ thirteenth season as the head coach of the Marist women’s basketball team he led the group to great success on and off the court. The team made their 12th straight MAAC Championship game, 11th postseason appearance, had four Red Foxes honored with All-MAAC selections, five players named to the MAAC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team, three representatives on the MAAC All-Tournament team, and achieved their 12th straight 20+ win season.

Marist captured its 10th MAAC Championship in the 2013-14 season under Giorgis. The Red Foxes exceeded 100 points on two separate occasions this season: Dec. 18, 2013 with a 103-66 win over Northeastern and on Feb. 14, 2014 with a 100-81 win over Quinnipiac. This was the first time Marist scored 100 points since 2002, the first time Giorigis has led a team to 100 points in his career, and the first time Marist has scored 100 points against a MAAC opponent. Giorgis posted his 11th consecutive 20+ win season and eighth straight 25+ win season. Giorgis also captured his 300th career win this year with a 82-53 rout of Monmouth on Feb. 28, 2014. Marist defeated #20/19 Oklahoma on Dec. 21, 2013 76-69. This is the second time Giorgis defeated a ranked opponent in his career, the first time coming in 2010 over #21 Nebraska. Marist recorded the program's 11th ten-game winning streak in 2013-14 as well.

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Assistant Coach
Erin Doughty

Erin Doughty is in her 11th season as assistant coach of the Marist women's basketball team in the 2015-16 season. She continues to serve as the program's recruiting coordinator as well as making team travel arrangements and coordinates the team's community service projects. After working primarily with the Red Foxes' post players, Doughty began working alongside assistant coach Alisa Kresge with the team's guards in the 2011-12 season.
Under Doughty's guidance, the Red Foxes led the MAAC in blocked shots (4.1 per game) and defensive rebounds (27.5 per game) in 2010-11. The previous two seasons, Marist ranked second in those two categories. Additionally, Marist led the conference in rebounding margin last season at +1.9.

Doughty was the active member on the Marist coaching staff that helped bring the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation and the women's basketball program together. In April 2010, the team adopted Nina Triplo from Stone Ridge, N.Y., welcoming her to the Red Fox family. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for those affected by pediatric brain tumors.

From 2002-05, Doughty was a walk-on guard who appeared in 12 games, made two MAAC All-Academic teams and was one of the Red Foxes' most popular players. An accurate long-distance shooter, Doughty hit the first two shots she attempted in her collegiate career, both of which were three-pointers. During her senior season, she joined the coaching staff as an assistant, and in her first season with the squad, Marist finished with 23 victories, the highest win total in school history at the time.

Doughty attended Holy Cross High School in Connecticut, where she played four years of varsity volleyball and basketball. In basketball, Doughty became the school's all-time leader in three-pointers made and helped the squad earn a berth in the state championship game in 2002.

Doughty earned her bachelor's degree from Marist in 2006 and her master's in 2008 in Psychology.

Assistant Coach
Keila Whittington

Whittington returns to the bench for Marist after serving as the assistant coach for the Red Foxes from 2007-2009. In her previous time at Marist she helped guide the Red Foxes to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments, a 61-7 record over two seasons, two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) regular season and tournament championships, and an undefeated MAAC regular season mark of 18-0 in 2008.

Marist’s 32-3 mark with the help of Whittington in 2008 still remains the most wins in a season for the Red Foxes in program history as Marist finished the season ranked No. 23 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.

Whittington’s most recent bout of coaching was for the University of Memphis’ women’s basketball team where she spent a season as the associate head coach in 2012-13. Prior to her time at Memphis she was also an assistant coach at the University of Oregon, where she coached the post players and served as the Ducks' recruiting coordinator, helping Oregon land nationally-ranked recruiting classes, including a top-50 ranked class by ESPN Hoopgurlz in 2011.

Prior to her arrival at Penn State, Whittington spent the 2000-01 season as South Alabama's recruiting coordinator. That year, the team earned its first Sun Belt Conference Tournament victory in program history and had its highest victory total in 10 years. From 1995-2000, Whittington was an assistant at Indiana, also serving as recruiting coordinator. While with the Hoosiers, she served as assistant coach on the Big Ten All-Star Tour in 1997, traveling to Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Whittington was also an assistant at Rhode Island from 1993-95, and was promoted to top assistant and recruiting coordinator in 1995. She began her collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Delaware, where she coached from 1991-93. Whittington's first experience on the bench came as assistant varsity girls' coach and head junior varsity girls' coach at McDonogh #35 High School in New Orleans.

A native of Louisiana, Whittington has a wealth of community involvement. She organized a supply relief drive consisting of non-perishable food items, water and toys which was sent to St. Bernard Parish is Chalmette, La., just outside of New Orleans, to benefit those suffering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Whittington is a 1989 graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans. At Dillard University, Whittington earned a degree in Health & Physical Education and then went on to receive her M.A. in Physical Education from Delaware in 1993.

Assistant Coach
Maggie Gallagher

After serving for a season as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, Maggie Gallagher joins the Red Foxes staff just a year removed from her playing career. The three time MAAC All-Academic Team member and team captain during her senior season helped Marist to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2012-14 and a WNIT appearance in 2015.

Gallagher was a member of the Dean’s List throughout her entire collegiate career and was named a nominee for the WBCA Good Works Team for her commitment to leadership, enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in her community.

In addition to her work on the court and in the classroom, Gallagher coached an AAU team for two years while in college, was a member of Marist’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee and an intern in the Marist Sports Information Department.

A native of Stormville, New York, Gallagher graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications with a sports communications concentration.