Bibbs Returning to Grambling Sideline
Grambling State alumna and former head women's basketball coach Patricia Bibbs is returning to her alma mater's sidelines. Bibbs, who began her coaching career at GSU from 1984 to 1997, comes back after successful stints at Hampton and North Carolina A&T.
Bibbs became the 51st NCAA Division I Head Coach to join the 500 Victory Club, first head coach to win all 500 games at a NCAA D1 Historically Black University and coached the 6th Player at NCA&T to reach the 1000 career points. Coach Bibbs impressive resume sparked a strong interest for Grambling's women's basketball program.
Dr. Frank Pogue, President of Grambling State University states, "One of the reasons we created the university theme "A New Beginning" was to emphasize the importance of building on the excellent history for which Grambling State University is internationally known. The goal is to enhance excellence at all levels, especially in academic performance and athletics. It is widely known that Pat Bibbs' name and accomplishments are the best examples of excellence. She is also known as a scholar athlete who has successfully merged classroom performance with athletic performance. She will return to her alma mater after achieving outstanding accomplishments, and we will be delighted to welcome her back home."
"I am so elated to return to my alma mater where everything began for me. This opportunity will complete my coaching legacy, Bibbs said. "I am looking forward to working with Dr. Pogue and Dr. Caldwell where I will have the opportunity be a part of a great team in moving the university forward in a positive direction. I am really excited and looking forward to the 2012-13 basketball season. May God continue to lead and guide us."
"It is a great opportunity to hire a winning coach who has had a successful career such as Pat Bibbs. It is tough to find a successful head female coach especially one who has had such accomplishments in her career. It is unusual and special for a new Athletic Director to come across someone like Coach Bibbs and who is an alumna of the university as well. I look forward to having Coach Bibbs on staff and being a part of our team," stated Grambling State new athletic director, Dr. Percy Caldwell.