|Title:||Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954, Head Coach|
Stacy McIntyre will enter her first season as an assistant coach for the Yale women's basketball program in 2014-15. She joined the Yale University women's basketball coaching staff in May 2014 with 10 years of coaching experience at the Division I level, including a seven-year run at the University of Southern California with Chris Gobrecht, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954, Head Coach of Women's Basketball. McIntyre also spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Nevada.
In her time at USC, McIntyre assisted in all facets of game preparation, oversaw NCAA compliance matters and was involved in all aspects of recruiting student-athletes. Her efforts helped assemble a pair of Top-10 recruiting classes that included Ebony Hoffman and Eshaya Murphy, who were taken in the first and second round of the WNBA draft, respectively. McIntyre also helped the program to a pair of postseason appearances in 2000 and 2002.
McIntyre began her coaching career at Nevada where she was in charge of all aspects of the recruiting process and also oversaw the team travel and recruiting budgets for the Wolfpack. McIntyre also has experience working with the Nike Women's Basketball Skills Academy where she oversaw all event and facility planning.
McIntyre enjoyed a standout career at the University of Kentucky and finished her career ninth all-time in scoring (1,215) and sixth in steals (189). A two-time captain, she led the team in scoring twice and was named to the All-SEC Second Team and was an All-Academic SEC selection in 1992. McIntyre also led the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament in 1991.
McIntyre graduated from Kentucky in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and a minor in health. She also has a teacher's certification.
Clare Fitzpatrick, a 2013 graduate of Cornell University, joined the Yale University women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2013-14 season.
This is the first coaching position for Fitzpatrick, who began her pursuit of a coaching career when she took part in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program during the WBCA’s national convention at the 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four in New Orleans in April.
The Southbury, Conn., native left Cornell with her name inscribed all over the school’s record books. A three-time All-Ivy selection, she was named to the Ivy League All-Rookie team in 2010 and followed that with back-to-back Ivy League honorable mention selections in 2011 and 2012. As a senior, she was also named to the College Sports Madness All-Ivy First Team.
Fitzpatrick started a school-record 109 games during her career and finished ranked seventh overall in points (1,201), sixth in rebounding (609), fourth in free throws made (328), and fifth in blocked shots (68). One of the Big Red’s leading scorers and rebounders in each of her four seasons, she is just the second player in Cornell history, and first under head coach Dayna Smith, to reach 1,200 career points and 600 career rebounds.
Fitzpatrick lettered four times at the Canterbury School. She set the school scoring record with 1,521 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau as a junior in just her 55th game. Fitzpatrick also set the individual game scoring record at Canterbury with a 43-point performance during the 2007-08 season. A three-time captain, she was named her team’s MVP all four seasons. Fitzpatrick led her team to the Class C New England Prep School Championship in 2009 and was named MVP of the championship game. She also earned NEPSAC All-Star team honors in her final three seasons. Fitzpatrick also lettered four times in field hockey and twice in softball.
Brandon Gade, who brings five years of coaching experience with him, will enter his first season as an assistant coach for the Yale women's basketball team in 2014-15. In August of 2014, he joined assistants Clare Fitzpatrick (second season) and Stacy McIntyre (first season) under Yale Class of 1954 Joel E. Smilow head coach Chris Gobrecht after spending the previous two seasons at close-by Albertus Magnus College.
While at Division III Albertus, Gade served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator of the women's basketball team. Gade helped the program to a 20-8 record in 2012-13, which included a trip to the ECAC Quarterfinals.
Prior to Albertus, he was an assistant coach for the women's team at Queens University of Charlotte, a Division II school. Gade made the move to North Carolina in 2011, the same year that he graduated from UConn with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies.
A native of Wallingford, Conn., Gade was very active in the sporting community while he was a student in Storrs. For one year, he participated on the practice squad for the UConn women's basketball team. During his final two years as a Husky, Gade was the head coach of the junior varsity girls' team at E.O. Smith High School, as well as an assistant for the varsity team.
Gade has four family members in the area: father, David, mother, Marcia, brother, Matt, and sister, Alyssa. Matt is 28 years old and Alyssa is 23.
"We are excited to be able to add Brandon to our coaching staff. He has a reputation for being an excellent teacher of the game and he has shown tremendous commitment to the sport of women's basketball," said Gobrecht.