Tony Gibson

Coaching Responsibility: Safeties
Birthday: Oct. 12
Hometown: Van, W.Va.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Glenville State, '94)
Family: Wife – Kerry; Son - Cody, Daughter - Ashton
Year at West Virginia: Eighth
Year in College Coaching: 18th

Playing Career
- Defensive back at Glenville State from 1991-94
- Part of two WVIAC championship teams

Coaching Career
2013: West Virginia (safeties)
2012: Arizona (assistant head coach/safeties/defensive special teams)
2011: Pitt (secondary/pass game coordinator)
2008-10: Michigan (assistant head coach/defensive backs/special teams)
2007: West Virginia (recruiting coordinator)
2001-07: West Virginia (defensive backs)
1999-00: West Virginia Tech (defensive coordinator)
1997-98: Cumberland University (defensive backs/special teams)
1996: Glenville State (defensive backs)
1995: Gilmer County HS (head coach/interim athletics director)

Bowl Games Coached (9)
2012: New Mexico
2011: BBVA Compass
2010: Gator
2007: Fiesta
2006: Gator
2005: Sugar
2004: Gator
2003: Gator
2002: Continental Tire

Coaching Highlights
- Helped the Wildcats to an 8-5 overall record in first year at Arizona and won the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

- Helped lead the Panthers to its fourth straight bowl appearance
- Two of Gibson’s pupils were named to Big East all-conference teams.

- Helped lead the Wolverines to a berth in the Gator Bowl in 2011
- One of his cornerbacks, Donovan Warren, earned first-team All-Big Ten honors.
- Responsible for securing the services of Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Denard Robinson, one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation.

West Virginia
- Mountaineers enjoyed one of their most successful periods on the gridiron, posting a 58-14 record in his final six years on staff and earning a then school record six straight bowl appearances, including two BCS bowl games.
- Eight of his players earned all-Big East honors and six of his players were selected in the NFL Draft.
- His secondary standouts at WVU included first team All-American Adam Jones, who has played with the Titans, Cowboys and Bengals during his eight-year NFL career.
- The Mountaineers won or shared four Big East titles during Gibson’s time in Morgantown, capturing BCS bowl victories following the 2005 (Sugar Bowl) and 2007 (Fiesta Bowl) seasons.

West Virginia Tech
- Spent two seasons as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator (1999-2000), before arriving at West Virginia.

Cumberland University
- In 1997 and ’98, Gibson coordinating the program’s special teams and recruitment in addition to mentoring the team’s defensive backs.

Glenville State
- Coached defensive backs and the kickoff teams.

All-Conference Players (17)
Arizona: Jared Tevis (2012)
Pitt: Jarred Holley (2011); Antwuan Reed (2011)
Michigan: Donovan Warren (2009)
West Virginia: Jahmile Addae (2004-05), Angel Estrada (2002), Adam Jones (2003-04), Brian King (2003), Mike Lorello (2004-05), Aaron Mims (2005), Rick Sherrod (2002), Eric Wicks (2005-06-07)

All-American Players (1)
West Virginia: Adam Jones (2004)

Professional Players (11)
Pitt: Jarred Holley (2011); Antwuan Reed (2011)
Michigan: Steve Brown (2010), Morgan Trent (2009), Donovan Warren (2009)
West Virginia: Angel Estrada (2003), Lance Frazier (2004), Adam Jones (2005), Keith Tandy (2007), Ellis Lankster (2007), Dee McCann (2006)