Coach Gildea is in her ninth season as LeGates' assistant coach.
As a player, Gildea was a two-time All-GNAC pick in 2004 and 2005 at Saint Joseph after transferring from Central Conn. She had 13 goals and 11 assists in 2004 and followed that with 13 goals and 12 assists in 2005. Her assist total from 2005 is a single-season school record and her two 13-goal seasons are tied for third most in school history.
Gildea works as an Emergency Room nurse at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She is a native of Enfield.