Abby Gearhart is the Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance Coordinator, Senior Woman Administrator, Campus Wellness Coach, Habitat for Humanity Advisor, Student Athlete Advisory Committee Advisor, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Advisor at The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Gearhart began her relationship with Pitt-Johnstown athletics in 2006 as a volleyball student athlete, Gearhart graduated magna cum laude with a dual degree in secondary mathematics education and applied mathematics. She went on to receive her Master’s in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, summa cum laude.
In 2013, Gearhart began a six-year career in public education at Conemaugh Township. During that time, she served as a secondary level math teacher. She taught grades 7th through 12th in the subjects from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus. She was also the high school girls’ volleyball coach. Coaching was one of her greatest joys and she proudly led her team to the school’s first ever section championship. Most importantly, it led to the team’s legacy of post-game prayer and “put-ups” with the other team no matter the outcome of the game. Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) played a dynamic role in her coaching to which she attributes as life changing. FCA taught her the importance of putting Christ first in everything you do, including sports.
Gearhart returned to Pitt-Johnstown in November 2018 to follow her passion for working with student athletes and positively impacting her community. She enjoys playing volleyball, lifting weights, hiking, riding her motorcycle, biking, kayaking, photography, writing, painting, and listening to music.