|Position:||Director of Football Operations|
Georgia State's director of football operations is Sarah Gigantino, who is in her fifth year with the Panthers.
Gigantino joined the GSU staff in February 2010 as the program prepared for its inaugural season. She spent the previous three seasons as director of operations at Northeastern, which discontinued its football program following the 2009 campaign.
Before going to Northeastern, where she served under head coach Rocky Hager, Gigantino worked in the athletics department at Maryland and at the Campus Recreation Center at Georgia Tech. She also served an internship in the New York Jets' college scouting department.
Gigantino received a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and sport management from James Madison in 2004 and then earned her master's degree in sports administration from Georgia State in 2006. She worked with the Dukes' football program while an undergraduate at JMU.
Active in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Gigantino served as the Colonial Athletic Association representative to the AFCA Football Operations Organization from 2009-12. She was one of 10 operations directors across the country to be selected for the Director of Football Operations Administration Symposium at the 2013 AFCA Convention, and she previously participated in a panel on women and minorities in the profession in 2011.
Her father, Greg Gigantino, is a long-time college football coach who is currently serving as defensive coordinator at Bryant University.