March 12, 2013

Gibboney set to take over men's soccer program

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After eight years as an assistant coach at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels, Nate Gibboney is set to become the ninth head coach in the history of the Lycoming College men's soccer program, athletic director Mike Clark announced on Tuesday, March 5.

He replaces Doug Stahl, who compiled a record of 85-137-12 in 13 seasons at the helm, a .389 winning percentage. The Warriors were 4-10-2 last season.

"We are very excited that Nate Gibboney will lead our men's soccer program," Clark said. "Nate is someone who impressed from the start of this process and continued to do so throughout. He has a proven ability to recruit high-quality student-athletes and his work ethic is going to help ensure that the program will continue to build on its tradition and legacy."
 
"I would like to thank president [James] Douthat, Mike Clark and the rest of the Lycoming College community for this tremendous opportunity," Gibboney said. "I couldn't be more excited about working at a place like Lycoming, which holds athletics and academics to such a high standard. The men's soccer program has experienced some great seasons and I look forward to being a part of the same success. I can't wait to get started."
 
Gibboney comes to Lycoming after spending the last three years as an assistant coach at Lafayette College. With the Leopards, Gibboney assisted the head coach in all aspects of coaching and program administration and was actively involved in recruiting. He helped the team to three winning seasons, culminating the run when the team won the 2012 Patriot League title and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
 
While at Lafayette, he coached seven All-Patriot League selections and three all-region picks. During each of his three seasons at the school, the Leopards earned NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional rankings and the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
 
Prior to Lafayette, Gibboney served a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Vassar College. He also acted as interim head coach of the Brewers in the spring of 2009. That fall, the Vassar coaching staff was recognized as the Liberty League co-Coaching Staff of the Year after leading a squad that went 9-6-1 - the team's best record in six seasons - and featured the Brewers' first Liberty League Player of the Year.
 
Prior to his three years at Vassar, Gibboney served as the assistant coach at Westminster (Pa.) in 2005-06, where he helped the team win the 2006 Presidents' Athletic Conference title. He coached five all-conference selections and one all-region pick during his career with the Titans.
 
Gibboney was a four-year starter and two-year captain at Susquehanna University, where he helped the Crusaders reach the postseason for the first time in school history in 2003. Gibboney was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and he was a First Team All-Commonwealth Conference selection.
 
Gibboney  earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Susquehanna in 2005 and a Master of Education degree from Westminster in 2007.
 
Gibboney holds Advanced National, National, Advanced Regional, Regional and Goalkeeping Coaching Licenses and is a certified PIAA soccer official. He also has extensive experience in club soccer, serving as the head coach of the North Hunterdon Soccer Club U-17 girls' premier team for the past three years. He was also the assistant coach of Middlepath FC U-17 and U-18 teams and the trainer of the LaGrange U-17 club.
 
The Gibboney File
Hometown: Huntingdon, Pa.
 
Education
2005 – Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Susquehanna University
2007 – Master of Education – Westminster College
 
Collegiate Playing Experience
2001-04 – Susquehanna University
 
Collegiate Coaching Experience
2005-06 – Westminster College – Assistant Coach
2007-09 – Vassar College – Assistant Coach
2010-12 – Lafayette College – Assistant Coach
2013-Pres. – Lycoming College – Head Coach

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