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Jack Gibbs Returns to His Alma Mater

by | Aug 4, 2021

Jack Gibbs on Senior Night in 2017.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Jack Gibbs, one of the most decorated players in program history, has returned to Davidson College as the Director of Student-Athlete Development, head coach Bob McKillop announced Wednesday.

“While we are all saddened to see Brian Sullivan leave as he will attend graduate school at the University of Denver, we are so delighted to welcome Jack Gibbs back to our campus,” McKillop said. “Jack knows our culture inside-out. And, Jack wears Davidson on his heart. I’m very certain that Jack will be a superb addition to our staff.”

Jack Gibbs taking it past a Fordham player in January 2017.

Gibbs, a four-time all-conference performer (3 – Atlantic 10 / 1 – SoCon), finished his standout career with 2,036 points, which ranks fourth all-time behind Stephen Curry, John Gerdy and former teammate Peyton Aldridge.

In addition to averaging a combined 22.7 points per game his final two seasons, Gibbs’ name is scattered throughout the Davidson record book, ranking among the leaders in career scoring average, 3-pointers made, assists and steals.

He helped the ‘Cats to an 81-49 overall record, 47-23 conference mark and the program’s first-ever at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament following their 2015 Atlantic 10 Regular Season title.

“I’m so excited to return to Davidson and thankful for the opportunity to give back to an institution that gave me so much,” commented Gibbs. “I’m looking forward to joining the coaching staff and helping wherever I can.”

Following graduation, Gibbs went on to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League before a four-year career professionally in Belgium and Finland.

Originally from Westerville, Ohio, Gibbs graduated from Davidson in 2017 with a degree in Political Science.

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