Sit down with Stephanie Gibson

Cody Erbacher

He’s great. He is a really good coach. Not too many people know this, but I’ve known him since seventh grade. The first time I ever talked to him, he came up to me at a shoot around and I was like ‘Who is this man?’

So he’s not too intimidating to you then?

No, not really. To a lot of people he gives the stares. You know, the evil eye. But at the end of the day he’s a great coach, and I love and respect him.

Practice is rough though, right?

He’s always tough on his point guards. Most of the time during the game he’s giving the evil eye to me.

Do your arms ever get tired during practice from all the shooting?

It’s more the legs. We do a lot of running, and I’ve been playing a lot of minutes, so it’s more the legs.

With four-years experience on a collegiate basketball team, it’s obvious you’ve got skills. If you and me were to play a one-on-one game, would I score?

Stephanie Gibson

-Height. – 5’6’’

-Position – Point guard

-Class – Senior

-Hometown – North Canton, Ohio

-Gibson’s stat line

-Started in all 18 games

-3.6 assists per game.

-6.8 points per game.

-1.8 steals per game.

You wouldn’t score.

But I’m much taller. What about if we were playing to 11?

It would be 11 to 0. No matter how tall or big you are, I can shoot from the outside.

OK. Fair enough. What else occupies your time besides basketball?

Shopping. I love to shop. Whenever I’m angry or need to just get my mind off of things, I just go shopping. I like to buy everything.

What other sports do you play?

Soccer. I love soccer. After basketball I can’t wait to get in a league and start playing. Always got to keep the competitiveness up.

Is there ever going to be an end to sports in your life?

Nope. When I’m 80 years old, I’m still going to be shooting hoops. No matter how close it is to the basket, I’m still going to be shooting hoops.

Has a professional career in basketball ever crossed your mind?

Overseas, yeah, it’s crossed my mind. But right now it’s not really in the picture, but who knows, you never know.

Do you ever see yourself coaching?


Why not?

I feel like I’m ready to move on to the next chapter. Coaching is great. Maybe high school, back at home or something like that if it opened up.

Contact Cody Erbacher at [email protected].