Shibles relishing first year as Bowdoin coach

Both the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News recently profiled Maine native Adrienne Shibles ’91, in her first year as head coach of women’s basketball at Bowdoin College. Each story highlighted Shibles’ relationship with her Bates basketball coach, Marsha Graef, now an assistant athletic director. “[Graef] was the first female coach that I had,” Shibles told the Bangor Daily News. “It never occurred to me that I could [coach] until I saw that.” Graef told the Press Herald that Shibles was “always mentally ready to play and always inquisitive.” Graef said. ‘I think it was kind of natural for her to fall right into basketball coaching. She loved it.” [More…]