Greg Gibbons
Greg Gibbons
Position: Associate Head Coach
Honors: Fourth Season
Now in his fourth season at UC Santa Barbara and his second as associate head coach is Greg Gibbons. Boasting immense experience at the collegiate, club, and USA Volleyball levels, Gibbons serves as UCSB's primary recruiter and is involved with all other facets of running an elite-level Division I program. In his first year with the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball program, Gibbons helped lead the Gauchos to a 19-12 overall record and their 26th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. While at UCSB he has coached an All-American, an All-Region player, seven All-Big West players and six All-Freshmen players. Gibbons went 41-29 as the head coach at Cal Lutheran University from 2003-05, leading the Regals to an 18-3 mark, a conference championship and a final NCAA Division III national ranking of No. 18 his final season. He guided CLU to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in 2005 while mentoring a First Team AVCA All-American, Mo Coverdale. In 2004, Cal Lutheran finished with a West Region ranking of 7th and was ranked as high as No. 25 in the national poll. Beginning in 2008 Gibbons has served as the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club's director and head coach. In 2009 Gibbons led his squad to the bronze medal at the Junior Olympics and was ranked No. 3 in the nation. From 2004-07 Gibbons was the co-director and coach of the Los Angeles-based Sports Shack Volleyball Club. In the 2005 season he was named Club Coach of the Year while leading the under-15 team to a fifth-place finish at Nationals while his under-18 team won the Volleyball Festival National Championship.. In 2006, his under-16 team captured the regional title. In 2004 Gibbons was also named head coach of the Southern California Volleyball Association Youth National Team, a collection of the region's top girls players that placed third at the Global World Championships in Salt Lake City in the 2005 season. In addition, Gibbons was an Assistant Coach and Coordinator of Volleyball Affairs with the Pepperdine University men's program from 2003-05, analyzing game film and handling administrative responsibilities for the perennially-powerful Waves. In his time in Malibu (2003-06) Gibbons was part of a program that won a national title (2005), was the national title runner-up (2003) and also played in a Final Four (2004). Previously, Gibbons served as head boys and girls volleyball coach at both Westlake High School (2000-03) and was the head boys coach at Moorpark High School (1997-99) while also gaining experience with several Ventura County-based club programs. Gibbons is a 1997 graduate of Iowa State University where he earned a B.S. in psychology and in 2009 earned his Master's degree in adult education from the University of Phoenix. At Iowa State he played on the Cyclones' club volleyball team that finished ranked 16th, seventh and third in 1995, 1996 and 1997. He married Emily Cochran in December of 2005 and the two have a son, Max.

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