Gibbs Resigns As UNCP Wrestling Coach
PEMBROKE – Jamie Gibbs, who has led the UNCP wrestling team to five outstanding seasons, has resigned his position as head coach and will not return next season, athletic department officials at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced Friday.
Gibbs, who is leaving to take a similar position at another NCAA institution, has led the Braves to five-straight top-30 appearances since taking over the program prior to the 2006-07 season. While at the helm of the Black & Gold, Gibbs mentored seven NCAA all-Americans and eight student-athletes to NWCA All-Academic Team accolades. In addition, 16 student-athletes made appearances at the NCAA Division II National Championships under Gibbs' watch.
As a team, the Braves flourished under Gibbs, churning out a 51-40 dual meet clip in five seasons, while also registering a slew of impressive finishes at distinguished tournaments, most notably a third-place honor at the Midwest Classic in December and a sixth-place finish at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in January. UNCP posted its best finish (T-17th) at the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championships after being ranked No. 11 in the final regular season national poll.