Former Ottawa Offensive Coordinator Gibson becomes McCrystal’s successor
After their only head coach in team history, Frank McCrystal, announced his retirement earlier this year, the University of Regina Rams’ search for a new head coach has been extensive, but they found their new leader in Mike Gibson.
Gibson has been an assistant coach in the CFL for the past 10 seasons, the latest stint with the Ottawa RedBlacks in their inaugural season last year. He was the RedBlacks Offensive Coordinator until early November when it was announced that the team had to let him go.
Gibson’s resume as a coach is extensive, as he has spent time with Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Hamilton along with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, with whom he won a Grey Cup in 2007.
Gibson also has over two decades of experience at the Division I level in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) with the University of Louisiana, Boston University, Rice, Temple, Colgate and Rutgers.
Gibson will officially become the head coach of the Rams in the New Year, on Jan. 1.