Gibson resigns as Head Basketball Coach at NAIA Lourdes University

Lourdes University Athletic Director Janet Eaton has announced that Josh Gibson has submitted his resignation as the Gray Wolves’ head men’s basketball coach.

In three seasons at the helm of the Gray Wolves, Gibson posted a 35-54 record, including an 18-13 mark in 2018-2019, a season in which Lourdes qualified for the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference tournament for the first time since 2014-2015.

“We are disappointed that Coach Gibson is leaving us, as he has done an exceptional job turning our program around,” Eaton stated.  “He led us to a top-five finish in a very competitive WHAC this season and he has been an outstanding coach.  I wish Coach Gibson and his family nothing but the best in their future endeavors.”

During his tenure at Lourdes, Gibson produced a First Team All-WHAC honoree, the program’s first in five seasons, along with a pair of Second Team All-WHAC selections.  He also had a player named to the WHAC All-Freshman Team and two named WHAC Players of the Week.

Gibson’s players also had success in the classroom, as five Gray Wolves were named to the WHAC All-Academic Team and two earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades.

“This has been a very tough decision, but I am resigning my post at Lourdes to accept the same position at Urbana University,” Gibson said.  “I want to thank Jo Ann Gordon and the search committee for trusting me to lead this program.  I want to thank the current athletic director, Janet Eaton, for her support and for truly caring about, and putting our student-athletes first.  I want to thank Ryan Wronkowicz and Caleb Scott, our sports information staff, for being amazing at what they do.  I also want to thank Steve Robertson, our athletics facility manager, for going above and beyond and keeping this facility running smoothly.

“Most of all, I want to thank my players who have been a joy to coach and have truly built this program into something special, as well as my assistant coaches, Rudy Evans and Jake DuPree, who have taught me so much and worked tirelessly to make Lourdes Basketball into a strong program.”

Gibson arrived at Lourdes in April of 2016 as the second head coach in program history.

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