Coach Gabriel-Njoku currently sits on the Board of Executives of the Carolina Defenders AAU organization where she serves as both the Girls Athletic Director and as a head coach. She has also volunteered with various local youth organizations, worked as a basketball official in the Triangle area, and is presently working as a real estate agent in Charlotte. Gabriel-Njoku moved to Charlotte from New York as a teenager and played basketball at Vance High School before competing at the collegiate level for 3 years at Montreat College. She earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from UNC-Charlotte before returning to NY where she served as an assistant coach for Nassau Community college for two seasons. During her tenure as an assistant, the team won the NY State Championship and competed in a national tournament. She also coached for a season at the high school level at Mineola HS in Garden City, NY before returning to the Carolinas.