Adrienne Shibles
Adrienne Shibles
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (207) 725-3649

The winter of 2019-20 is the 12th at the helm for Bowdoin head coach Adrienne Shibles. In January of 2019, with Bowdoin's 13th win of the season against Husson, Shibles became the winningest coach in Polar Bear women's basketball history with her 236th career victory. 

In her first year at the helm of the Polar Bears in 2008-09, Shibles enjoyed a phenomenal campaign, guiding the team to their eighth NESCAC Championship title, ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and 24-5 record overall. For her efforts, Shibles was named the NESCAC and WBCA New England Coach of the Year. Additionally, the 24 victories were the most by a first-year coach in program history. In 2011, Coach Shibles led the Polar Bears to the Sweet Sixteen for the second year in a row.  In those two seasons, the Polar Bears have racked up 46 wins, including 4 NCAA victories. Shibles took Bowdoin back to the NCAA tournament in 2014 after opening the season with 15 consecutive victories. The Polar Bears advanced to the NESCAC Finals in 2015 and made a run to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen before ending their season at 25-5. Bowdoin again advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2016, ending the season at 22-7. In 2017-18, she guided Bowdoin to its second-ever "Final Four", finishing the year as national runners-up with a 29-3 overall record. The Polar Bears made a second straight trip to the National Championshop game in 2019-20 after a perfect regular season performance and 31-2 overall record. Shibles was named NESCAC Coach of the Year, WBCA Coach of the Year, and was selected as a Court Coach for the Team USA U16 Team Trials.

A 1991 graduate of Bates College, Shibles is a native of Knox, Maine and graduate of Mount View High School. At Bates she was a two-time captain of the women's basketball team at a 1,000-point scorer, graduating with a degree in History and American studies. After coaching basketball at Babson College and basketball and soccer at Colby College, Shibles enrolled in a graduate program in Exercise and Sports Studies at Smith College, where she earned a master's degree in 1996. While at Smith she worked as assistant and then head basketball coach at Elms College in Massachusetts.

At Swarthmore, she sparked a dramatic turnaround that saw the Garnet go from 7-17 one year prior to her arrival in 1997 to a school-record 23 wins and Centennial Conference Championship just four years later. In her last five seasons at Swarthmore, Shibles averaged over 19 wins per year, qualified for the Centennial Conference Tournament four times, claimed the 2001 conference title and earned the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament bid. Overall, in nine years at Swarthmore, Shibles accumulated a school-record 138 wins against 96 losses and was named the WBCA District 4 Coach of the Year in 2001. Shibles and her husband moved their family back to Maine in 2006, where she became the Dean of Athletics and Co-Curricular Programs at Gould Academy. 

Married to Kirk Daulerio, Shibles has two children, Madeline and Elsa.