Alysha Giarra enters her second season as the Director of Women's Basketball Operations at St. Bonaventure in 2017-18.
Giarra arrived at St. Bonaventure after spending the previous two years as a graduate assistant on the women’s basketball staff at St. John’s.
While with the Red Storm, Giarra was part of a staff that helped the program to a 2016 Big East championship and back-to-back 23-win seasons. The Red Storm earned an NCAA Tournament berth this past season and a trip to the third round of the WNIT in 2015. She handled day-to-day operations of the team, working with the staff to help organize practices and trips and also oversaw the student manager staff. Giarra also worked with the staff to further recruiting efforts. She was the head camp counselor for the St. John’s Basketball Camp in 2009 and 2015 as well.
She came to New York City after spending three years as a physical therapist assistant in Wayne, N.J.
Giarra played collegiately at Elmira College, graduating in 2010 with dual bachelor’s degrees – the first in childhood education and the second in anthropology and sociology. She earned a Master’s in childhood education this past May from St. John’s.