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|TODD GIBSON- Head Women's Track & Field Coach|
Gibson is entering his fifth season as Grove City College's head men's and
women's track and field coach.
Last season, Gibson led the Wolverines back to the top of the Presidents' Athletic Conference as both teams won conference crowns in the same season for the first time since 2005. It was the first conference title for the men since 2009 while the women one the first title since that 2005 campaign.
Then-sophomore Emily Rabenold was named the PAC Women's Track and Field Overall MVP while then-freshman Katelyn Hess was selected as the PAC Women's Field MVP. Both Rabenold (steeplechase) and classmate Eliza Lowe (100 hurdles) qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships.
In 2012, Grove City's men took third in the conference and the women posted a strong fourth-place finish in the tightly-packed team standings. Sophomore John Green set a new school record in the 400 dash while on the women's side, sophomore Sarah Cessar set a new Grove City mark in the 3000-meter steeplechase.
In July 2010, Gibson joined the Department of Physical Education and Athletics as a full-time assistant professor of physical education and exercise science and head track and field coach.
A native of Champion, Ohio, Gibson spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons as an assistant track and field coach before being promoted to head coach.
During his time as an assistant, Gibson worked primarily with Grove City's distance runners, guiding eight athletes to Presidents' Athletic Conference titles during that span. The men's program captured the 2009 PAC crown and earned second place in 2010.
Four distance runners set new school records under Gibson's tutelage. In 2009, Derek Kruse set a new standard in the 1,500 and Dan Spaulding broke the school mark in the 10,000. Kruse also earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors following the 2010 season.
On the women's side, Kristen Carter qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 10,000-meter run in 2009. The following year, Kate McRoberts broke a 10-year old school record in the 3,000-meter run and distance standout Emily Pierce captured the conference's Most Valuable Performer award. In 2011, Wolverine athletes continued to excel within the conference, earning six PAC titles, led by league MVP Sara Fisher.
A 2002 Grove City graduate, Gibson is also in his 11th season as an assistant football coach at the College. He works specifically with the outside linebackers while also serving as the program's strength and conditioning coordinator. As a student-athlete at Grove City, he started for two season at split end in football from 1998 to 2001 and led the team in receiving as a senior. He helped the Wolverines to the conference title in 1998 and runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2000.
Gibson graduated from Grove City with a bachelor's degree in political science. He also owns a bachelor's degree in integrated social studies/secondary education from Youngstown State University. In 2006, he completed his master's degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania. Gibson also owns a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Performance Enhancement Specialist credential through the National Association of Sports Medicine.
Gibson resides in Mars, Pa., with his wife Richelle and their daughter Madeline.