Alycia Gervais enters her second season as head coach of the women's basketball team. In her first season in Chestnut Hill, she guided the squad to an overall record of 10-14 which included a trip to the inaugural ACAA tournament championship game. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge back to her native New England afer spending the last four years in New York and Virginia.
Gervais arrived at Pine Manor following two seasons as assistant coach at the University of Virginia College at Wise (NCAA Division II). She was influential in all aspects of basketball operations as she assisted with the recruiting, scouting, game planning, film sessions, academics and player development.
Prior to her tenure at UVA-Wise, Gervais began her collegiate coaching experience as the graduate assistant coach at Adelphi University (NCAA II) from 2012-2014. While Garden City, N.Y., she helped recruit student-athletes from across the nation, assisted all aspects of pre-practice preparation, scouted opponents, and managed camps and clinics throughout the year. Adelphi also cracked the Division II top 25 polls while making its first NCAA appearance since 2004 securing the East Regional number two seed.
Before her coaching days, Gervais was stand-out four-sport student-athlete at Daniel Webster College. On the court, she was a talented small forward, retiring with 1,269 career points (5th all-time) and was the all-time leader in both rebounds (923) and steals (228). Her career included guiding the Eagles to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Championship in 2011 which included its first NCAA tournament appearance. Retiring as one of the most decorated players in prorgram history, she was honored as the back-to-back NECC "Player of the Year" in both 2011 and 2012, was a three-time NECC all-conference selection (2010-2012)including a pair of first-team honors, was a D3hoops.com regional all-star, and was an All-New England Division III team honoree. She remains the only former DWC women's basketball student-athlete to ever be named as a head coach of a NCAAA collegiate basketball program.
Gervais also served as four-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and worked as the student assistant with the athletic director helping assist in daily preparations and operations for the athletic department.
In addition to her coaching duties, Gervais also serves as the Head Women's Cross Country Coach and oversees the recreation program at Pine Manor.
A native of Windham, Conn., Gervais graduated from Daniel Webster in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in sport management before moving on to receive her Master's Degree from Adelphi.