Head Coach Caroline Fitzgerald
Caroline Fitzgerald joined the Shady Side Academy Basketball program in 2017 with dual roles as both the Head JV and Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach. Before SSA, Caroline coached in the Diocese of Pittsburgh as the Head 6th Grade Coach at Sacred Heart Elementary School from 2015 to 2017, and in the WPIAL as the Assistant Varsity Coach at Oakland Catholic High School from 2012 to 2013.
As a coach, Caroline believes in a holistic approach to player development: she strives to not only cultivate skilled basketball players, but also to empower her players to be responsible, kind, and ambitious young women. Caroline coaches because she has personally experienced the profound impact that a positive athletic experience can have on young adults - particularly young women.
Outside of her duties as a coach, Caroline is the Vice President of Partnerships & Runner Experience at P3R - the organization that coordinates the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, and other major road races throughout Pittsburgh. Caroline earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University, where she played Varsity Club Basketball. Caroline currently lives in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Greenfield with her husband, Adam.
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