WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross head women's basketball coach Bill Gibbons and athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. announced today the hiring of Chante Bonds and Kristin Drabyn as assistant coaches for the women's basketball program.
"Associate head coach Ann McInerney and I were looking for two hungry and hard working assistants," says Gibbons. "And we believe we hit the jackpot with these two young women. Chante is a Massachusetts girl who had an outstanding career at Bentley College. She has earned the reputation as a terrific recruiter, a hard worker and a rising coach during her time at Fairleigh Dickinson. Kristin is a coach's daughter with a passion for the game of basketball. She is a Hoosier with Midwest ties and gained valuable experience at Texas Tech under head coach Kristy Curry the last two seasons. We are excited to welcome these two new members to our coaching staff."
Bonds joins the Crusaders after spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach for the Fairleigh Dickinson University women's basketball team. In addition to her assistant coaching responsibilities at FDU, Bonds scheduled the team's travel arrangements, worked with the strength and conditioning program and recruited on the east coast and Canada. Prior to FDU, Bonds spent two years as an Operations Specialist for Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston, Mass. In 2004 she was a camp administrative assistant and counselor at Bentley College's summer basketball camps.
Bonds was a four-year letter winner on the Bentley women's basketball team, graduating in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Informational Design and Corporate Communication. In 2010, Bonds earned her master's degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Drabyn joins Holy Cross after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant coach for the women's basketball team at Texas Tech. While at Texas Tech, Drabyn assisted in the everyday operations of the women's basketball program, including serving as the video coordinator. In 2010 she also interned with the Texas Tech athletic department.
Prior to arriving at Texas Tech, Drabyn was a four-year member of the University of Maryland Baltimore County women's basketball team, where she was an All-Conference selection in 2008. Drabyn was a co-captain her senior year and served as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. In 2007, UMBC was the America East Tournament champions, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
A 2008 graduate of UMBC with a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communications and Exercise Physiology, Drabyn earned her master's degree in Sport Management from Texas Tech in 2010.