The Girls Preparatory School Bruisers have a new coach to head their varsity basketball team.
On Monday, GPS announced that Janna Eichelberger will take the mantle. She is the former Men's Basketball Director at Tennessee State University, and one of only seven women on a NCAA Division I men’s basketball coaching staff. Eichelberger also worked as an assistant with the Women's Basketball program at TSU for two years.
“I am extremely humbled and grateful for the opportunity to lead the varsity basketball program at GPS,” Eichelberger says. “I plan to work very hard to keep this program progressing to new levels of success. I cannot wait to get started.”
GPS says that prior to her time at TSU, Eichelberger was a Division I student-athlete for four years at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She was the captain of her college basketball team for two years and was on the Academic All-Summit League squad four consecutive years. She was also named to the Summit League Commissioner's List for Academic Excellence. During her junior season, Eichelberger was her team’s second-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder as guard for the Jaguars. In high school, she was a McDonald’s All-American Nominee, four time All-Region player, and All-State honoree.
Eichelberger earned her master's degree at Tennessee State University in human performance and sports sciences after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology with a minor in business administration from IUPUI. She will also be teaching sixth grade physical education at GPS.