Tom Gibboney returns for his 11th season in his third stint on the Juniata football staff, and will serve as the program's associate head coach after five seasons as the Eagles' defensive coordinator. Altogether, Gibboney has 16 years of experience on the Juniata football staff.
Gibboney brings more than 30 years of coaching experience with him, including a familiarity with Juniata. He served as the head coach of the Eagles football program for three seasons. During that tenure from 1995-1998, Juniata went 10-19-1, including a 5-5 season, which was the first time in the decade the Eagles reached the .500 mark. Gibboney also served as an assistant coach at Juniata during the 1980 and 1981 seasons, working under then-head coach Rob Ash – currently the head coach at Montana State University, and the 2011 FCS Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year.
Gibboney spent five seasons as the defensive coordinator for nearby Huntingdon High School, where he has helped the Bearcats to three District Championships. Prior to his tenure as the Juniata head coach, Gibboney served as the head coach of the Huntingdon team from 1986-1995 and led the team to 60 victories.
A Juniata graduate and a standout in football and baseball, he received the prestigious Stanford Mickle Award in his senior season which is given to the top senior male athlete. Gibboney resides in Huntingdon with his wife, Priscilla. The couple has three grown children.
Recruiting Areas: Pennsylvania high schools in PIAA districts 4 and 9; the Erie, Pa., region; the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region; and the southwestern U.S.