A long-time head track & field coach and respected scholar, Ken Gibson’s teams won one NCAA team title and five individual national championships.
Gibson graduated from Indiana University in 1955 and obtained his Master’s Degree from Indiana in 1958. He received his Doctorate from Brigham Young University in 1978.
He began his career in sports in New York as a high school teacher and track & field and cross country coach. In 1964, he became the head track and cross country coach at Florida A&M; in 1966, he took a similar position at Grambling State. One year later, Gibson moved again, this time to Kentucky State University, where his tenure included a team national championship and five individual championships. In 1985, Gibson made his final coaching stop as the the head track and cross country coach at the University of Mississippi. Since 1991, he has been an adjunct professor in physical education at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Gibson has published numerous articles in Scholastic Coach, Track Technique, and Varsity Magazine and he was a contributor to the Athletics Congress Coaches Manual He has served as a staff member of numerous international teams, including as Head Coach of the 1997 USA World Indoor Championship Team.