Three coaches formerly of ASU join Speir's staff at WCU
Daniel Gibson has been involved in Western Carolina Catamount Athletics in some capacity since 2004. His most extensive service to the university has been with the football program, serving as the Director of Football Operations since 2009. He also spent two seasons as a defensive coaching staff intern.
As the Director of Football Operations, Gibson will manage all aspects of the team from roster maintenance to travel. He also oversees all video aspects of the football program.
Gibson, who worked with the Catamount Club in the summer of 2006, has become a fixture around Catamount athletics with his willingness to assist any staff member or coach when asked. He was named the WCU Athletics Staff Member of the Year in 2013.
Having played prep football at Wakefield High School, Gibson spent four years working with the Catamount football team while an undergraduate student at WCU, working his way up from video coordinator to having more of a coaching role. In two seasons as the Defensive Assistant, he joined the coaches in the press box in aiding former Defensive Coordinator Matt Pawlowski on the headsets.
A native of Wake Forest, N.C., Gibson graduated from Western Carolina with an undergraduate degree in psychology in 2007. He then earned his Master's Degree in Sport Management from WCU in 2009.
Gibson was married to the former Lynette Mount on May 31, 2014.