Coaching Staff


Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Maggie McElroy

Maggie McElroy returns for her second season as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Dickinson. She came to Carlisle after spending two seasons as a graduate assistant at Goucher College. McElroy joined the staff at Goucher, following a four-year playing career at Cabrini, a stint which included back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in her final two seasons.

McElroy appeared in 71 games overall for the Cavaliers, serving as a co-captain her senior year as her team went 24-5 and made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Cabrini went 31-1 in Colonial States Athletic Conference games over her last two years, winning the CSAC title each season.

Off the court, McElroy participated in a wide range of activities for the athletic department. She worked as a strength and conditioning intern, assisting with athletic team training programs and working one-on-one with athletes. She was also a game staff and facilities assistant, and after serving on Cabrini’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for three years, she was elevated to co-president of the organization in 2013-14.

McElroy was also active on Cabrini’s Relay for Life committee, and she volunteered for the Martin Luther King Basketball Clinic, Special Olympics Delaware County and Athletes Helping Athletes while attending her undergrad institution.

A three-time CSAS All-Academic team member, McElroy graduated from Cabrini with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and health promotion. At Goucher, she earned her master’s degree in athletic program leadership and administration.

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Lou Gingrich

Coach Gingrich (Wittenberg '75) joined the Red Devil women’s basketball staff in 2016-17 and is in his second season at Dickinson. A 1975 graduate of Wittenberg University, Gingrich went on to Ohio State University and earned degrees in pharmacy and dentistry.

Gingrich retired from dental practice in 2015 and has had a lifelong family connection to Dickinson. Both his parents and grandparents are graduates of Dickinson while his wife worked at the college for 24 years.

His grandmother, grandfather and uncle all played basketball for Dickinson. Having graduated from Williamsport High School, a perennial state power in basketball, and Wittenberg, Gingrich’s passion for and knowledge of the game, were shaped by his exposure to a pair of excellent programs. Wittenberg remains one of the all-time leaders in Division III basketball for wins.

Gingrich feels privileged to be a part of the basketball program and have the opportunity to give back to a school that has meant so much to his family. He resides in Carlisle, and has two daughters and five grandchildren.