enters his second season as the running backs coach at North Carolina A&T
under head coach Rod Broadway. This is Gibbs' second stint with the A&T
In his first
season, the Aggies had tremendous success on the ground. A&T averaged 166.9
yards rushing per game. Running back Mike Mayhew led the conference in rushing
with more than 100 yards per contest. Ricky Lewis and Dominique Drake were also
threats on the ground, averaging 5.0 and 4.1 yards per carry respectively.
returning to A&T, Gibbs spent four seasons as Grambling's running backs
coach. Under Gibbs' watch, the Tigers possessed one of the most successful
running games in Division I FCS. Gibbs inherited a young running back corps
that included freshmen Frank Warren and Cornelius Walker. In their first year
under Gibbs, Warren and Walker combined for 1,466 yards rushing and 10
touchdowns. Warren was named SWAC Freshman of the Year in 2007 as he finished
with 901 yards.
game continued to improve under Gibbs. In 2009, the Grambling rushing attack
ascended to a No. 12 ranking nationally. During the same season, Warren
registered 84.2 yards per game, while Walker compiled 58.6 yards per contest. The
following season, Warren finished fourth in the nation in rushing with 139.7
yards per game. As a team, the Tigers ranked 15th in the nation in
at A&T marks his third stop with Broadway. He was also a running backs
coach under Broadway at N.C. Central from 2003-06. During his four seasons
there, he helped the Eagles put together one of the best offenses in Division
II football. The Eagles won consecutive CIAA titles in 2005 and '06. During the
2006 season, the Eagles led the CIAA in scoring offense, total offense and
running game was led by Greg Pruitt, Jr. Under Gibbs, Pruitt developed into one
o the most feared running backs in the nation and the school's all-time leading
rusher. Pruitt led the Eagles in rushing for three straight seasons, including
two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in 2004 and '05. Pruitt finished his career
with more than 3,000 yards rushing. As a result, he signed a free agent
contract with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.
duties at N.C. Central included producing weekly game plans and scouting
reports, overseeing player evaluations and serving as the pro liaison to
professional football scouts. His other coaching stop was a one-year stay with
A&T in 2002.
relationship Gibbs has with the Eagles football program extends to him being a
star running back for the Eagles from 1993-97. He is the ninth-leading rusher
in school history with 1,687 yards. Over his career, he averaged 5.1 yards per
carry. Gibbs tied the school record for longest rushing touchdown from
scrimmage in 1996 when he went 89 yards against Fayetteville State.
Gibbs led the
Eagles in rushing during the 1996 and '97 seasons, and he ranks among the
Eagles' top-10 career scoring leaders with 121 points. He had a career-best 10
touchdowns in 1996.