Linn-Benton names Jerod Gibson as Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Linn-Benton Community College's Athletic department announced the hiring of Jerod Gibson as the new head coach of the LBCC women’s basketball program.
Gibson is a Corvallis native and Corvallis High graduate of ’97, and LBCC alum.
“I have fond memories of my time as a student here at LBCC and having the opportunity to return home and lead the women’s basketball program is exciting for me and my family,” said Gibson. “I would like to thank the search committee, especially Leslie Hammond, dean of Student Engagement and Randy Falk, Athletics director, for the opportunity to be part of the continued success of the Roadrunner Athletics department.”
Coach Gibson comes from Pacific University, where he spent the last five years with the men’s program, most recently as the interim head men’s basketball coach this past season.
As assistant coach, his on court coaching duties included running the defense and guard development. He also served as the recruiting coordinator and head coach of the JV team.
Prior to Pacific, Gibson spent eight seasons at Western Oregon University as lead assistant coach, and served as the Wolves’ recruiting coordinator while specializing on the floor in working with post players. His work helped make and keep the Wolves competitive within the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, regarded as one of the toughest NCAA Division II men’s basketball conference in the nation.
Gibson spent the 2004-05 season as an assistant coach at Beaverton High School and the 2003-04 year as a student assistant coach at Portland State University. He also served as assistant coach at Portland’s Roosevelt High School and at Corvallis High School.
In addition, Gibson has worked as a camp director and coach at both Larry Steele’s, United States Basketball Academy, and Cascade Basketball Camps.
Gibson earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Portland State in 2004.