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Coaches Spotlight: Andrea Gipson

By kalani, 01/08/18, 10:30AM CST

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Coach Drea teaches PE and coaches volleyball at Shotwell Middle School and has two adorable daughters! Read more about Coach Drea here.

Name and Team: Andrea “Drea” Gipson, 13 White
“Day Job”: Physical Education Teacher at Shotwell Middle School
Volleyball-related/Coaching Accomplishments: 6 years of coaching volleyball. First year coaching middle school volleyball my A team earned 3rd place in district and B team earned 1st place in district.

About Coach Drea:

What is your favorite volleyball memory?
My favorite volleyball moment would have to be my first club game EVER that I played in my sophomore year. I played for Texas Airborne 18 National and the first block that I got was with 1 hand because I had no clue where I was supposed to be, and I just threw my hand up.   

Tell me about your family.
 I am a wife and mother of 2 girls (Jordyn and Taylor Gipson). I have been married to my husband for 4 years.

What college did you attend? Did you play a collegiate sport?
I played volleyball at The University of Louisiana- Lafayette on a full scholarship.

Do you have a college degree? What was your field of study?
I have a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice w/ a Minor in Psychology. I am currently working on my Masters in Sports Administration.

Do you have any pets?
Tell us about them. I have the cutest puppy and her name is Bell!