Kelly Damare is excited to be joining the coaching staff at Cardinal Gibbons as co-head coach of the JV women's basketball team. Kelly hails from Charlotte, NC where she grew up playing basketball in parish leagues and in high school. Kelly went on to play at Meredith College from 1986-1988 and at the University of Seville, Spain where she spent one year studying abroad. Kelly has a degree in Spanish and a certification in Spanish education.
Coach Damare has spent 15 years coaching basketball at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Raleigh where she was the JV girls' coach for 8 years and the varsity head coach for 7 years. The Lady Lions won the 2012 TCSAC championships under Damare. It is at Our Lady of Lourdes that Kelly discovered her love of both coaching and teaching. She is currently the K-6th Grade Spanish teacher at Lourdes.
Kelly has one daughter at Gibbons and two future Crusaders at Our Lady of Lourdes School. Kelly is looking forward to bringing her passion for basketball and love of coaching to the JV Girls' Basketball team at Gibbons.
Andrew is in his 11th year as an assistant coach with the Varsity & JV women's basketball teams at Cardinal Gibbons. He played varsity basketball in high school, and also was a member of the women's basketball team's practice squad while attending Duke University. In addition to coaching basketball, Andrew is a member of the school's math department, and is the head men's and women's varsity tennis coach.