January 17, 2016

Gibson joins Esks’ coaching staff

Adam Gagnon

EDMONTON — Mike Gibson has joined the Edmonton Eskimos as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator.

In addition to over a decade of CFL coaching experience, Gibson brings over two decades of NCAA experience at the Div. I level to the Green and Gold.

Most recently, he served as head coach for the University of Regina Rams.

In 2014, he served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the RedBlacks. Prior to Ottawa, he spent three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders. First as running backs coach in 2011, then as the offensive line coach from 2012 to 2013.

His CFL coaching experience also includes two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2009-10), two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he was a member of the 2007 Grey Cup champion coaching staff, and two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2005-06). He first entered the league in 2001 as the Bombers offensive line coach.

After playing as a three-year starter at centre for Western Maryland College, Gibson began coaching at his alma mater as a graduate assistant in 1978. He has since worked in the NCAA at Rutgers, Colgate, Temple, Rice, Boston University and Cornell.

Gibson joins Mike Benevides, previously announced as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator, as part of the Eskimos coaching staff led by Head Coach Jason Maas.