Mike Gibson
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Gibson with the Tiger-Cats in 2023
Born:1958 (age 65–66)[1][2]
McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Offensive line coach
CollegeWestern Maryland
Career history
As administrator
1988–1989Rice Owls
(Director of football operations,
Recruiting coordinator)
As coach
1979–1981Cornell Big Red
(Head freshman coach)
1982–1985Boston Terriers
(Running backs coach)
1986–1987Boston Terriers
(Offensive coordinator,
Quarterbacks coach)
1990–1991Temple Owls
(Special teams coach,
Tight ends coach)
1992Temple Owls
(Offensive line coach)
1993–1995Colgate Raiders
(Offensive coordinator,
Quarterbacks coach)
1996–2000Rutgers Scarlet Knights
(Special teams coach,
Tight ends coach)
2001Winnipeg Blue Bombers
(Offensive line coach)
2002–2004Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
(Offensive line coach)
20052006Winnipeg Blue Bombers
(Offensive coordinator)
20072008Saskatchewan Roughriders
(Offensive line coach)
20092010Hamilton Tiger-Cats
(Offensive coordinator,
Assistant head coach)
2011Calgary Stampeders
(Running backs coach)
20122013Calgary Stampeders
(Offensive line coach)
2014Ottawa Redblacks
(Offensive line coach)
2015Regina Rams
(Offensive line coach)
20162018Edmonton Eskimos
(Offensive line coach,
Run game coordinator)
2019Edmonton Eskimos
(Offensive line coach,
Assistant head coach)
2020–presentHamilton Tiger-Cats
(Offensive line coach)
Career highlights and awards

Mike Gibson is the offensive line coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is a Grey Cup champion, having won the 95th Grey Cup as an assistant coach with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

College career

Gibson played college football for the Western Maryland Green Terror from 1974 to 1977.[3][4]

Coaching career


Gibson began his coaching career with the Cornell Big Red in 1979 as a head freshman coach.[5] After three years with Cornell, he joined the Boston University Terriers in 1982 and became the team's offensive coordinator in 1986.[5] He was later hired by the Rice Owls football program as their director of football operations and recruiting coordinator in 1988.[5] After two seasons with Rice, he returned to coaching with the Temple Owls as their special teams coach and tight ends coach.[5] In 1993, he was named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Colgate Raiders.[5] From 1996 to 2000, he was coaching the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as their special teams coach and tight ends coach.[5]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

On April 2, 2001, it was announced that Gibson had joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as the team's offensive line coach.[5]


Gibson returned to coach college football in 2002 for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns as their offensive line coach.[4] He served in that capacity for three seasons.[4]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (II)

Gibson returned to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2005 to serve as the team's offensive coordinator.[4] After the team finished in fifth place in the West with a 5–13 record, he was retained under new head coach, Doug Berry, in 2006 as the team returned to the playoffs with a 9–9 record. He resigned following the 2006 season.[6]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Gibson joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders ahead of their 2007 season as the team's offensive line coach. In that season, he won his first Grey Cup championship following the Roughriders' victory over Gibson's former team, the Blue Bombers, in the 95th Grey Cup game.[4] He spent two seasons with the Roughriders.[4]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

On December 10, 2008, Gibson was announced as the offensive coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[7] He spent two seasons with the team, qualifying for the playoffs in both, before resigning following the 2010 season.[8]

Calgary Stampeders

On December 17, 2010, Gibson had joined the Calgary Stampeders as the team's running backs coach.[9] In 2012, Gibson became the team's offensive line coach and served in that role for two seasons.[10]

Ottawa Redblacks

Gibson joined the expansion Ottawa Redblacks in 2014 to serve as the team's offensive coordinator.[4] However, the team struggled in their first year as they finished last in total points scored, touchdowns, and rushing yards and finished seventh in passing yards.[1] He was relieved of his coaching duties by the Redblacks at the end of their season on November 12, 2014.[1]

Regina Rams

On December 29, 2014, Gibson was named head coach for the Regina Rams of CIS football.[11] He spent one season with the Rams as the team posted an 0–8 record prior to his resignation on January 17, 2016.[12][13]

Edmonton Eskimos

On January 17, 2016, it was announced that Gibson had joined the Edmonton Eskimos as the team's offensive line coach and run game coordinator.[13] He was promoted to assistant head coach and offensive line coach ahead of the 2019 season.[14]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

On February 6, 2020, Gibson was named the offensive line coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[4]

Personal life

Gibson and his wife, Carolyn, have two daughters.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Mike Gibson out as Redblacks offensive co-ordinator". Ottawa Citizen. November 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "University football life just fine for former Redblacks assistant Mike Gibson". Ottawa Citizen. September 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Mike Gibson". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved December 9, 2023.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mike Gibson". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Retrieved December 9, 2023.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Bombers announce coaching staff". Canadian Football League. April 2, 2001. Archived from the original on September 12, 2002.
  6. ^ "Bombers sign four members of coaching staff". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. January 25, 2007.
  7. ^ "Gibson joins Esks' coaching staff". Canadian Football League. January 17, 2016.
  8. ^ "Kelly a candidate for Stamps coaching staff". Sportsnet. December 16, 2010.
  9. ^ "Stamps add Gibson to coaching staff". Canadian Football League. December 17, 2010.
  10. ^ "Stamps announce offence and special teams staff". Calgary Stampeders. January 17, 2012.
  11. ^ "Mike Gibson". Regina Rams. Retrieved December 9, 2023.
  12. ^ "University of Regina Rams' head-coaching search picking up steam". The Leader Post. January 28, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Gibson joins Esks' coaching staff". Canadian Football League. January 17, 2016.
  14. ^ "Eskimos announce coaching and football ops staff for 2019". Canadian Football League. January 3, 2019.