Gina Oliver, a former assistant coach at Duquesne University and United States Women's National Team member, was named head lacrosse coach at the University of Cincinnati on June 15, 2012.
Oliver spent the last five seasons (2008-2012) as the Dukes' defensive coordinator, where she produced a 2012 Atlantic-10 Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. During her time at Duquesne, Oliver coached six IWLCA All-Region players, 21 all-conference honorees, 13 members of the A-10 All-Rookie Team and 12 student-athletes who won academic all-conference accolades.
A 2005 graduate of The Ohio State University, Oliver spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons on the Buckeyes staff, working under OSU head coach Sue Stimmel. While in Columbus, Oliver served as co-director of the Ohio State Women's Lacrosse Camp, while also assisting with recruiting, budgeting and scholarship duties, as well as travel and team practice planning. She joined the Duquesne staff in the summer of 2007.
US Lacrosse announced in January 2013 that Oliver was one of 18 players named to the U.S. Women's National Team that is set to compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, July 11-20 in Oshawa, Ontario. Oliver was on the U.S. team that won gold at the FIL Women's Lacrosse World Cup in June 2009 and was named to the All-World Team, which is awarded to the best 12 players in the world. She was also chosen as one of 24 women in the country to represent the United States in international competition.
A standout midfielder at Ohio State (2002-2005), Oliver was a four-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes and earned All-America honors three times. She was named an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association/U.S. Lacrosse Second-Team All-American in 2003 and was a third-team selection in 2004. Oliver was a First-Team WomensLacrosse.com All-American in 2003 and a third-team honoree in 2005. Oliver was a First-Team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-America selection in 2003. She was the American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year in 2003 as Ohio State won the American Lacrosse Conference Championship and the league's rookie of the year in 2002. Oliver was also a four-time, First-Team All-ALC selection.
The Pottstown, Pa., native is OSU's career leader in ground balls (236) and caused turnovers (201) and is second in draw controls (121). She is third in career points with 166 while ranking second in goals (125) and sixth in assists (41).
She earned her bachelor's degree in education from Ohio State in 2005.