Darrick Gibbs
Darrick Gibbs
Title: North Florida Head Coach
Organization: North Florida
Email: coach.gibbs@unf.edu

Darrick Gibbs enters his fourth season at the helm of the North Florida Women’s Basketball program after being named the program's second head coach in April of 2015.

Gibbs, a coaching veteran with 17 years of experience in the collegiate ranks, took over the Ospreys after a 10-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Miami.
 

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NOTEABLE DATES

  • Nov. 13, 2015: First win as UNF Coach vs. UMKC (62-55)
  • Nov. 28, 2015: Tallied 18 three-pointers against Towson to set the single-game record
  • Nov. 20, 2016: Grabbed a 2OT victory against FAU
  • Jan. 16, 2017: Defeated USC Upstate in Spartanburg for the first time since 2002; Tesh Hanson recorded 27 points and 12 rebounds
  • Feb. 1, 2018: Defeated No. 25 FGCU for the first time since 2010 and marked the program's first Division I win against a ranked opponent
  • March 2, 2018: Upset No. 3 Stetson to advance to the ASUN Semifinals for the first time since 2013 and snapped a 10-game skid against the Hatters

  

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ATHLETE HONORS

  

  • 2017-18 ASUN Newcomer of the Year
  • 1 All-ASUN Second Team selection
  • 2015-16 ASUN Newcomer of the Year
  • 2017, 2018 ASUN All-Freshman Team honoree

 

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NORTH FLORIDA HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • The 2017-18 season saw a six-game improvement and the most wins by the Ospreys since 2011-12.
  • Graduate transfer Keonna Farmer was tabbed as the ASUN Newcomer of the Year after averaging 16.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. She was also the first to earn All-ASUN second team honors under Gibbs.
  • North Florida became the first six-seed in the ASUN Tournament to advance to the semifinals since 2012 with its win at Stetson.
  • In the second year, UNF improved its win total by three games, while also putting up almost five more points per game.
  • For her strong performance during ASUN play, Adrienne Jackson earned an All-Freshman team nod.
  • During his first year, he saw the development of Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Year, Claire Ioannidis who averaged 15.1 points per game and matched the single-season record with 80 three-pointers made.
  • Gibbs also developed Kadesia Johnson and Taru Madekivi as each improved their scoring averaging by more than five points.
  • Under his guidance, the Ospreys set the single-season record for three-pointers in a season and in a game when they made 18 against Towson on November 28.

 

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PRIOR TO UNF

 

During his decade at Miami, Gibbs helped guide the Hurricanes to six consecutive postseason appearances including four trips to the NCAA. He was a vital piece of Miami’s recent success with responsibility for player development along with handling scheduling. In addition, his recruiting efforts helped the 'Canes earn three Top 25 classes during his tenure. At UM, Gibbs recruited and mentored several players that have continued their playing careers professionally in the WNBA and overseas.

Gibbs joined the UM coaching ranks prior to the 2005-06 season, and helped lead UM to a 17-13 record and an appearance at the 2006 WNIT in his first season with the Hurricanes. During his time at Miami, the squad captured the ACC Championship in 2011 and reached the WNIT Championship game in 2010. The Hurricanes posted 20 or more victories in five of the last six seasons including a 20-13 record this year highlighted by an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Prior to his arrival at UM, Gibbs served as an assistant coach for two seasons (2003-05) at Charlotte under current Miami head coach Katie Meier. While at Charlotte, Gibbs helped Meier lead the 49ers to two WNIT appearances, including Charlotte's first postseason victory with a 78-71 win over Clemson in the 2004 WNIT. The 49ers put together 39-23 record in those two seasons, including a 22-9 mark in 2004-05 to tie for the third-most single-season wins in Charlotte history.

As one of the 49ers' main recruiting contacts, Gibbs played a major role in putting together their 33rd-ranked 2004 recruiting class during his first season at Charlotte.

Gibbs joined the Charlotte coaching staff in 2003 following a two-year stay at the College of Charleston where he served as an assistant coach from 2001-03. Prior to his stint with the Cougars, Gibbs spent three seasons at Wofford College. As an undergraduate, he served as a student assistant with the Terriers from 1998-00, and remained with the team as an assistant during the 2000-01 season.

 

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PERSONAL


Originally from Pawleys Island, S.C., Gibbs received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Wofford in 2000.

Gibbs and his wife D'Erica were married in April of 2009 and have two daughters, Daisha and Desiree and a son, Darrick Jr.

 

Year Overall ASUN
2016-17 10-20 3-11 (6th)
2015-16 7-23 3-11 (7th)
2017-18 13-18 5-9 (6th)
Overall 30-61 11-31

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