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Meet Head Coach John Gibson

John Gibson John Gibson, a native of London, England, enters his 14th season as head women's soccer coach and associate professor of physical education at Springfield College in the fall of 2013.

Gibson has led the Pride to the NCAA Tournament in six of the last eight years and has established the Pride as one of the top programs in the country. His clubs have registered an impressive a 165-75-21 record.

In 2012, the Pride captured the NEWMAC Championship in penalty kicks to advanced back to the NCAA Championship. Vicky DiNatale claimed Springfield's third All-America selection in the past three years as she was helped Springfield to a 13-5-2 record.

The 2011 season saw the Pride rattle off a 13-game unbeaten streak as it advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship for the fourth time under Gibson. Ranked as high as 14th in the country at point during the season, Springfield posted a 15-4-2 record. Senior Jackie Moscardelli led the way for Springfield and was named a member of the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Women's Division III All-America First Team.

Gibson was masterful in the 2010 campaign as he took a squad that started 2-3 to another NCAA Championship. The Pride reeled off a 15-5 record en route to its first ever NEWMAC regular season title and tournament championship in the same year. He earned the NEWMAC Coach of the Year honor for the fourth time and was also tabbed the NEWISA Co-Coach of the Year as he coached Springfield's first All-America selection since 1992, Courtney Price.

Ranked as one of the top 25 teams in the country nearly the entire season, Gibson's 2008 team had an outstanding season as it rattled off a 16-4-2 record. Capturing the NEWMAC Championship as the top-seed in the tournament, the Pride went on to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament as it served as hosts for the opening two rounds. Gibson was honored as the NEWMAC Coach of the Year in '08 for the third time since he has taken over the helm of the program.

Gibson's 2007 squad had one of the finest seasons in program history. Compiling a 16-3-1 record, the Pride earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Springfield went on to defeat Husson, 3-0, at home in the opening round before bowing out to Williams, 1-0, in the second round. Throughout the season, the Pride posted 14 shutouts, including 11 at home.

Gibson’s first trip to the NCAA's at Springfield College came in 2005. SC tied a-then school record for wins, compiling a 14-5-3 record, including a school record-tying streak where the Pride won 10 consecutive matches, while also remaining unbeaten in 12 straight contests. In 2006, the Pride had a 14-6 record and advanced to the championship game of the ECAC tournament.

Gibson, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Coach of the Year in 2005, guided SC to its first-ever NEWMAC Tournament Championship, as the Pride earned its first NCAA Division III Tournament berth in school history. SC downed Castleton State, 3-0, at home in the first round to earn its first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament win in school history before falling at Oneonta State in second-round action of the NCAA’s.

For SC’s outstanding 2005 campaign, Gibson was also honored as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas Division III New England Regional Coach of the Year.

Before coming to SC, Gibson spent six years as a tenured senior lecturer in the department of physical education and sport science at the University College of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England. He also has taught at Marshall University, the University of Dayton, and The Ohio State University.

Gibson was the men's soccer coach at Marshall University for five seasons (1989-93) and was the Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 1990.

Gibson is a 1977 graduate of St. Luke's College in Exeter, Devon, England where he earned his degree in physical education. He received his master’s degree in physical education at Marshall in 1985 and Ph.D. in philosophy of sport at Ohio State in 1989.

Gibson is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and the recipient of the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma in 1986.


John Gibson's All-Time Record at Springfield College

Season Wins Losses Ties School
2000 13 5 2 Springfield
2001 14 6 1 Springfield
2002 8 10 0 Springfield
2003 9 8 2 Springfield
2004 6 9 3 Springfield
2005 14 5 3 Springfield
2006 14 6 0 Springfield
2007 16 3 1 Springfield
2008 16 4 2 Springfield
2009 12 5 3 Springfield
2010 15 5 0 Springfield
2011 15 4 2 Springfield
2012 13 5 2 Springfield
13 seasons 165 75 21 .632 winning percentage
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John Gibson John Gibson, a native of London, England, enters his 14th season as head women's soccer at Springfield College in the fall of 2013. Gibson has led the Pride to the NCAA Tournament in six of the last eight years and has established the Pride as one of the top programs in the country. His clubs have registered an impressive a 165-75-21 record. Read more.

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