Anathan Gibson will be the running backs coach in 2019 for the Blue Dragons. This is Gibson’s seventh coaching stop in a coaching career that started in 2006.
Before coming to Hutch, Gibson was at Dodge City Community College from 2015 through 2018 as the defensive line coach for three years and defensive backs coach in 2018.
Gibson was previously at Northwestern Oklahoma State from 2013-15. Gibson coached outside linebacker and defensive line at NWOSU. Gibson was also at Siena Heights University (2011), his alma mater, Newberry College from 2008-11 and was a student assistant in 2006. Gibson also coached at Adrian College.
While at Newberry, Gibson coached a future NFL player in former Kansas City Chief Ron Parker. He coached 10 NCAA Division II All-Americans at Newberry. Parker was the NCAA Division II Defensive Player of the Year.
During his playing days at Seneca High School in South Carolina, Gibson rushed for 1,657 yards and 15 touchdowns in his senior year and was ranked a blue chipper in the ACC Conference. He played one season at Dodge City Community College before transferring to Newberry College and played here in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Gibson has one son named Blaze.