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Entering his 15th season at the helm of Penn women’s basketball in 2023-24, Mike McLaughlin has firmly established himself as one of the most respected and esteemed coaches in both the Ivy League and country while solidifying the Quakers as a nationally renowned program. McLaughlin was hired as the eighth head coach in program history on April 24, 2009.
A four-time Philadelphia Big 5 Coach of the Year, McLaughlin has a career record of 635-210 (.764) and has posted 20 or more wins in 21 of his 27 seasons as a head coach, including six 30-win seasons. The Philadelphia native has won 14 conference titles, is a 20-time Conference Coach of the Year, won his 500th game as a head coach during the 2015-16 season and then his 600th during the 2019-20 campaign.
McLaughlin has built the Penn women’s basketball program into an Ivy League powerhouse. The Quakers have won at least 20 games in seven consecutive seasons, have clinched four Ivy League championships and three NCAA Tournament berths in 2014, 2016, and 2017, while winning the program’s first two Big 5 titles in 2014-15 and 2017-18. Penn has reached the postseason in eight straight seasons (a school record) prior to the pandemic and is in the midst of its most successful stretch of time in program history. Penn qualified for the 2020 Ivy League Tournament as the No. 2 seed before its cancelation due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The Quakers returned to Ivy Madness in 2023 at Princeton as the No. 4 seed. 
McLaughlin is the only coach in the Ivy League to lead his team to at least 20-wins in seven of the last nine seasons. 
Seven of McLaughlin’s recruiting classes have produced the Big 5 or Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Prior to his tenure, only one Penn player had ever earned Big 5 Rookie of the Year accolades, but five have done so under his watch.

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Kelly Killion enters her eighth straight year and 10th overall on the Quaker sidelines in 2023-24. She was named Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator in July 2022.

Killion has overseen the success of two Ivy League champion teams in her time with the Quakers, including the program's fourth title in a six-year span in 2018-19 as the Quakers went 24-7 and 12-2 in league play.

During the 2019-20 campaign, Killion worked with the guards helping guide Kayla Padilla to Ivy League Rookie of the Year and first-team All-Ivy honors while also mentoring point guard Kendall Grasela, who finished seventh in the nation in assist/TO ratio and led the Ivy League in assist/TO ratio and assists per game. Padilla finished sixth nationally among all freshmen and second overall in the league in scoring at 17.4 points per game.

While also previously working with the post players, Eleah Parker has become one of the dominant forces in the conference, earning unanimous Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors in 2018 and following that up as a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection and Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year in 2019. Parker finished the season third nationally in blocked shots per game (3.19), tying the program's single season record with 99 on the year. In 2019-20, Parker defended her honor, winning back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year awards while earning first-team All-Ivy honors once more. 

Vital to the 2018-19 team's championship-level success was senior forward Princess Aghayere, who stepped off the bench for the first time in her career with the Red and Blue for a forceful final campaign, more than doubling her previous single-season point total and earning second-team All-Ivy status and was named the Most Improved Player by the Big 5. 

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Ashley Robinson enters her fifth season of her second stint with the Quakers in 2023-24, sixth overall. She was named the Assistant Recruiting Coordinator in July 2022.

Robinson returned to her role with the post players in 2019, helping Eleah Parker dominate the paint, earning Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year honors for two straight seasons while also serving as a first-team All-Ivy selection.

Before taking a position at Northeastern, Robinson joined forces with Coach Kelly Killion in focusing primarily on the Penn post players, helping to guide Parker to unanimous Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors. Parker's prowess, combined with the success of a strong senior class featuring All-Ivy playmakers Michelle Nwokedi and Anna Ross, led the Quakers to their second ever Big 5 championship in 2017-18, while earning a berth to the WNIT. 
During her playing days, Robinson served as team captain for Big-5 rival Saint Joseph’s from 2013-15 and was a varsity letter winner from 2009-2015. She was a part of the 2013 Atlantic-10 Conference championship team and led the Hawks to back-to-back 2013 and 2014 NCAA Division I Tournament appearances. The team also made the National Invitational Tournament three consecutive years from 2010-2012. During that time, Robinson was the recipient of the Patricia Ryan Unsung Hero Award (2014 & 2015) and received the Roosevelt Hunter Community Service Award in 2015.

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Andre Gibbs joined the women's basketball program in August 2023 as an assistant coach.

Gibbs, a Philadelphia University grad, returns to the City of Brotherly Love after spending this past season at Utah State as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
Prior to his time with the Aggies, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Queens University of Charlotte, where he helped coach Kalaya Hall to All-SAC honors in 2021-22 and Amari Davis to All-freshman SAC honors in 2020-21.
He spent a season as a volunteer on the Bryn Mawr College staff before he left the area, where he assisted with the day-to-day operations of the program, player development and scouting of opponents.
Gibbs played and learned under Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame coach Herb McGee at PhilaU, now formerly merged with Jefferson University. He finished his collegiate career with 1,400 points and 350 assists, helping guide the Rams to 91 wins across four seasons. He was a part of two CACC championships and was named a Freshman All-American and CACC Rookie of the Year.

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Christine Woods enters her ninth season as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Penn women's basketball program in 2023-24.

Woods handles all administrative duties for the program and came to Penn after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater Holy Family. During that time, the Tigers won a regular season and two tournament conference titles, and made two NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.

She played three seasons under Mike McLaughlin during her four-year playing career at HFU from 2006-2010. Woods, formerly McCollum, appeared in 130 games for the Tigers as the team went an impressive 117-13, including 77-0 in conference play. She was a member of two of McLaughlin's Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship teams (2007 & 2008) and made four NCAA Division II Tournament appearances. The Tigers advanced to the East Region Championship final twice during her career in 2008 and 2010.

Woods was a three-time All-CACC selection after receiving the honors the final three years of her career. She earned second team accolades in 2009 and 2010 and third team honors in 2008. Woods was also a three-time CACC All-Academic selection.

Her familiarity with McLaughlin's system deemed a perfect addition to the Penn coaching staff, as she has been a part of three Ivy League championships (2016, '17, '19) and a Big Five title in 2018. 

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