Boys Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball · Shelby Gliebe tabbed as new girls’ basketball head coach


Shelby Gliebe has been hired to lead the New Albany High School girls’ basketball program, and she was approved Monday night during a virtual meeting of the New Albany-Floyd County school board.

Gliebe comes to New Albany with a strong basketball background, both as a player and coach.

After a successful prep career at South Central High School in Elizabeth, Gliebe starred at NCAA Division II Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo. She remains Maryville’s all-time leading scorer and was a two-time all-Great Lakes Valley Conference first-team recipient.

In 2012, she was heralded as the GLVC’s freshmen of the year and conference tournament MVP. She has also worked as a skill development coach and administrative intern for the Larry Hughes Basketball Academy, based in St. Louis and operated by Hughes, a former NBA player.

Most recently, Gliebe was the girls’ basketball coach at Clarksville High School. She inherited a program that finished 0-25 the season prior to her arrival, and was working to rebuild the program from top-to-bottom. In her one season at Clarksville, she helped stabilize the program and the team won four games.

In addition to basketball, Gliebe will teach at New Albany High School.

Athletic Director B.J. McAlister on Gliebe:
“Coach Gliebe made it known that she wanted to lead our program from the top down. Her energy will be contagious not only to our student-athletes at New Albany, but also players in all levels of our program.”

Gliebe on accepting the for New Albany girls’ basketball job:
“There is such a rich history of success in the New Albany program, and I look forward to building upon that as soon as we can get back in the gym. As New Albany residents, my husband (Adam) and I are so excited to be part of this community, the girls’ basketball program and the Bulldog family!”