|College:||Iowa State (1997)|
Greg Gibbons enters his third season at the helm of the Pacific women's volleyball program after being named the seventh head coach in program history.
In his first two seasons leading the Tiger program, Gibbons has led the Tigers to a 37-23 overall record while going 17-15 in Big West matches. In just two years, Gibbons has had the Tigers on the brink of the NCAA tournament, a hurdle he will look to clear in his third season at the helm. As a team, the Tigers have taken home numerous in-season tournament victories including taking two-straight Community Bankers Classic titles.
Individually, Gibbons helped guide the Tigers to six all-conference awards with Pacific placing three players on the All-Big West teams in each of his two seasons. Additionally, Gibbons guided Svenja Engelhardt to her finest collegiate season in 2010, her senior season, as the Tigers' top hitter earned all-region and all-conference honors in her final year.
Prior to Pacific, Gibbons spent four seasons at UC Santa Barbara, including his final two as associate head coach. He was the primary recruiter for the Gauchos and was involved in all facets of running the program.
With extensive experience at the collegiate, club, and USA Volleyball levels, Gibbons will bring an outstanding coaching background to the Tiger program.
In two of his four years at UC Santa Barbara, Gibbons helped lead the program to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and 66 victories. The Gauchos were 19-12 in his first season and had a 22-win season in 2009. In his time at UCSB, he coached two All-Americans, three All-Region players, 10 All-Big West players and six All-Freshman players.
Gibbons went 41-29 as the head coach at Cal Lutheran University from 2003-05, leading the Regales to an 18-3 mark, a conference championship and a final NCAA Division III national ranking of No. 18 his final season. He guided CLU to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in 2005, while mentoring a First Team AVCA All-American, Mo Coverdale. In 2004, Cal Lutheran finished with a West Region ranking of 7th and was ranked as high as No. 25 in the national poll.
In 2008, Gibbons took over the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club as director and head coach. In 2009 Gibbons took the SBVC to the bronze medal at the Junior Olympics and a No. 3 national ranking. Prior to his time in Santa Barbara, Gibbons emerged as an outstanding club coach. He was the co-director and coach of the Los Angeles-based Sports Shack Volleyball Club from 2004-07. In the 2005 season he was named Club Coach of the Year while leading the under-15 team to a fifth-place finish at Nationals while his under-18 team won the Volleyball Festival National Championship. In 2006, his under-16 team captured the regional title.
From 2004-06 Gibbons also served as head coach of the Southern California Volleyball Association Youth National Team based in Anaheim, coaching the region's top girls players that placed third at the Global World Championships in Salt Lake City in 2005.
In addition, Gibbons was Coordinator of Volleyball Affairs with the Pepperdine University men's program from 2003-05, analyzing game film and handling administrative responsibilities for the perennially-powerful Waves. In his time in Malibu (2003-06) Gibbons was part of a program that won a national title (2005), was the national title runner-up (2003) and also played in a Final Four (2004).
Previously, Gibbons served as head boys and girls volleyball coach at both Westlake High School (2000-03) and was the head boys coach at Moorpark High School (1997-99) while also gaining experience with several Ventura County-based club programs.
Gibbons is a 1997 graduate of Iowa State University, where he earned a B.S. in psychology and in 2009 earned his Master's degree in adult education from the University of Phoenix. At Iowa State he played on the Cyclones' nationally ranked club volleyball team, ranking as high as third in 1997.
He married Emily Cochran in December of 2005, and the two have two sons, Max and Ryan.