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Head Coach

Mallori Gibson
Head Coach

Central Valley native and an accomplished volleyball coach Mallori Gibson was named head coach of the Stanislaus State women's volleyball program on Dec. 21, 2014. Gibson became the volleyball program's fifth head coach.
 
Gibson was regarded as one of the most respected assistant coaches in the Mountain West Conference during her last four seasons on the Fresno State staff. As the team's recruiting coordinator, Gibson worked with the Bulldogs' outside hitters and defensive specialists. Her other duties include scouting, community service, summer camp coordination, travel operations, equipment and academic support.
 
A native of Bakersfield, Gibson previously played professionally in the Premier Volleyball League and oversees in Greece. In 2011, she helped lead the Olympiacos in capturing the Greek Cup Gold Medal.
 
Gibson had a standout career as a NCAA Division I student-athlete. She started her collegiate playing career at the University of Colorado before transferring to the University of the Pacific, where she was a two-time first-team All-Big West Conference outside hitter.
 
Overall, Gibson finished with 694 kills in her two seasons at Pacific and 1,372 total kills in her collegiate career.

Gibson also earned many academic awards while at Pacific. A two-time Academic All-Big West Team honoree, she was selected as Senior of the Year for Sports Management, and graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude. She then served as a volunteer assistant coach at Pacific while completing coursework toward her Masters of Arts in Sports Sciences.

Among her collegiate experience at two top Western volleyball programs, Gibson helped her team secure a series of big wins over nationally ranked opponents. She started her collegiate playing career at the University of Colorado before transferring to the University of the Pacific, where she was a two-time first-team All-Big West Conference outside hitter.

Most notably, the CU Buffaloes toppled No. 1 Nebraska, the eventual 2006 NCAA national champion, her freshman season. Gibson recorded 16 kills and three blocks in the five-set thriller that handed the Huskers its only loss of their 33-1 campaign. In 2006, her match-high 11 kills launched the Buffs to a sweep of No. 11 California, and her 13 kills, eight digs and four aces sparked an NCAA First-Round Tournament victory over No. 19 New Mexico State.

As a senior at Pacific, Gibson sparked the Tigers past No. 20 Long Beach State with a .400 hitting percentage and an impressive double-double of 21 kills and 15 digs. In her junior year, Gibson led Pacific to a sweep of then-No. 22 LBSU, when she posted 13 kills and a .409 hitting percentage. Overall, Gibson finished with 694 kills in her two seasons at Pacific and 1,372 total kills in her collegiate career.

Gibson also earned many academic awards while at Pacific. A two-time Academic All-Big West Team honoree, she was selected as Senior of the Year for Sports Management, and graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude.

Following her senior year at Pacific, Gibson was invited to play in the United States Volleyball Open National Championships in Phoenix, Ariz., where she and her team took home the silver medal.

Gibson then served as a volunteer assistant coach at Pacific while completing coursework toward her Masters of Arts in Sports Sciences.

As a prep, the standout from Bakersfield's Foothill High School was one of PrepVolleyball.com's Top 250 players in the nation. The Kern County Player of the Year led the county in kills, digs and aces all four years in high school and set the school's all-time kill record.

A four-time all-South East Yosemite League selection in volleyball and basketball, she won six league titles in track and field - three times in the shot put, twice in the long jump and once in the pole vault. Gibson also served as Foothill High's Associated Student Body President with a 4.5 GPA.

She is a past recipient of the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award and the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award while additionally garnering CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.

In the summer of 2014, she married Joey Rossi, a strength and conditioning coach at the University of the Pacific.