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Tony Gibson
Tony Gibson

Position:
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs/Special Teams

Experience:
3rd Season


Tony Gibson is in his third season as the assistant head coach and secondary coach for the Michigan football program. He added the duties of special teams coordinator prior to the 2010 season.

Gibson came to Ann Arbor after coaching West Virginia's defensive backs for seven seasons (2001-07). He also coordinated the Mountaineers' recruiting efforts in 2007.

Gibson began working at WVU as a defensive graduate assistant in 2001 and received a full-time position as defensive backs coach before that season began. He was a member of four Big East Conference championship teams and has had six players drafted by the NFL.

Sharing a unique relationship with Rodriguez, Gibson has both coached and played under the current Wolverine mentor. Gibson played for Rodriguez at Glenville State College as a defensive back and helped the team win two WVIAC championships. Gibson earned a bachelor of arts degree from Glenville in 1994.

Gibson embarked on his coaching career as the head coach and interim athletic director at Gilmer County High School (1995). He joined Rodriguez's staff at Glenville State as the defensive backs coach and also worked with the kickoff teams for the 1996 season. Gibson was hired at Cumberland University to coordinate the program's special teams and recruitment in addition to mentoring the team's defensive backs (1997-98). His career carried him to West Virginia Tech, where he spent two seasons as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator (1999-2000).

Gibson and his wife, Kerry, reside in Saline. They are the parents of a son, Cody, and daughter, Ashton.

Gibson's All-Conference Performers
1997: Larry Daniels (1st, MidSouth)
1998: Steve McClain (1st, MidSouth)
2000: Davon Deveaux (1st, WVIAC)
2001: Rick Sherrod (2nd, Big East)
2002: Angel Estrada (2nd, Big East)
2003: Brian King (1st, Big East), Adam Jones (2nd, Big East)
2004: Jahmile Addae (1st, Big East), Adam Jones* (1st, Big East)
2005: Jahmile Addae (1st, Big East), Anthony Mims (2nd, Big East)
2009: Donovan Warren (1st, Big Ten)
* Big East Special Team Player of the Year

Gibson's All-Americans
2004: Adam Jones (1st)

The Gibson File
Age: 37
Date of Birth: October 12, 1972
Birthplace: Van, W.Va.
High School: Van High School (1991)
College: Glenville State (1994)
Wife: Kerry
Children: Cody, Ashton

College Bowl Experience (6)
West Virginia: Fiesta (2007), Gator (2003, 2004, 2006), Sugar (2005), Continental Tire (2002).


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