Greg Gibson

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Seasoned International Professional Basketball Coach with 14+ years coaching career leading basketball teams through rebuilding, change, growth, revitalization, turnaround and accelerated team building. Cross-functional expertise with proven success in athlete achievement, productivity and personal accomplishment. Expert team building, team leadership, communication and interpersonal relations skills. Recent coaching success in the highest basketball leagues directly under the NBA 
 Professional Coaching Experience
  • 2017-2018: Head Coach Kataja Basket (Finland Korisliiga and Champions League, FibeEurocup
  • 2016-2017: Head Coach Kataja Basket (Finland Korisliiga and Champions League, FibeEurocup
  • 2015-2016: Head Coach Loimaa Bisons (Finland Korisliiga and VTB League
  • 2014-2015: Head Coach Loimaa Bisons (Finland Korisliiga and VTB League
  • 2013-2014: Head Coach Nilan Bisons (Finland Korisliiga and EuroCup
  • 2013: (Summer) Finnish Men's U20 National Team Assistant Coach (Romania)
  • 2012-2013: Head Coach Nilan Bisons (Finland Korisliiga)
  • 2011-2012: Head Coach Nilan Bisons (Finland Korisliiga)
  • 2010-2011: Head Coach Loimaan Korikonkarit (Finland 1st Division)
  • 2009-2010: Head Coach Kauhajoen Karhu (Finland Korisliiga)
  • 2008-2009: Head Coach Kauhajoen Karhu (Finland 1st Division)
  • 2007-2008: Head Coach Kauhajoen Karhu (Finland Korisliiga)
  • 2006-2007: Head Coach Kauhajoen Karhu (Finland 1st Division)
  • 2005-2006: Head Coach Kauhajoen Karhu (Finland 1st Division)
  • 2004-2005: Head Coach Kauhajoen Karhu (Finland 1st Division)
  • 2003-2004: Head Coach Kauhajoen Karhu (Finland 1st Division)
  • 2002-2003: Head Coach Newman Prep School, Boston, MA (MA Bay Independent League)

*Korisliiga =Top Finnish Pro League

Highlights and Awards 
  • 2017-2018 Key wins in Champions League Qualifier against ACB League (SPA) team Joventut. EuroCup wins against Mornar Bar (MNE) FC Porto (POR) and Kapfenberg (AUT)
  • 2016-2017 build a very competitive team for top organization Champions League. Played in a group with top teams from Israel, Russia, Turkey, Italy and France. Beat top teams with very high budgets. Home wins against LeMans, Avtodor and Away win against Pinar Karsiaka, Maccabi Rishon and LeMans.
    Lead the team to a championship in Finnish Korisliiga.
  • 2015-2016-present Huge success in both the Finnish Korisliiga and VTB League until February 1, 2016 when Bisons GM announced to team of financial difficulties. As a result the Bisons top 6 players left to other teams throughout Europe. At that time the Bisons were in second place in the Korisliiga and tied for the last playoff spot in the VTB League. Season highlights include defeating Euroleague top 4 team Lokomotiv (25.10.15) and scoring a season high 50 points in one half against European number one ranked team CSKA. (17.1.16)
  • 2014-2015 Korisliiga Silver medal. Success in teams first season in VTB League despite having the lowest team budget in league and playing the most regular season games in Europe. (70)
  • Signature VTB League win vs European powerhouse Lokomotiv (RUS) December, 2014. Also holding Euroleague finalists CSKA to a season low seven points in a quarter. (18.1.15)
  • 2013-2014 Korisliiga Bronze medal. Second highest regular season win total in Korisliiga history. (37-7). Key EuroCup wins against Neptunas, (LIT) Spartak x2, (RUS) Panionios, (GRE) and Radnicki (SRB) even with lowest team budget in all of EuroCup.
  • 2012-2013 Regular season and Korisliiga Champions. (44-12) Eurobasket.com Coach of the Year. First non Finn to receive Western Finland All Sports Coach of the Year.
  • 2011-2012 Korisliiga Champions in teams first season ever of existence! (37-15) Finnish League Coach of the Year and Eurobasket.com Coach of the Year
  • 2010-2011 1st Division Championship and promotion to Korisliiga (24-9) Eurobasket.com Coach of the Year
  • 2008-2009 1st Division Championship and promotion to Korisliiga (28-7) Eurobasket.com Coach of the Year
  • 2006-2007 1st Division Championship and promotion to Korisliiga (21-3) Eurobasket.com Coach of the Year
*Combined 305 wins and 160 loses in 13 professional seasons! (winning 66%) 
Education
  • 1992-University of South Carolina at Aiken.
    Bachelor of Science in Education
  • 2011-2012 Elite Basketball Coaching Degree (FIBA Level 3) through Finnish Basketball Federation
Educational Honors/Awards
  • 1992 National Student Athlete Award
  • 1992 Peach Belt Athletic Conference Presidential Honor Roll
  • 1992 Peach Belt Athletic Conference Presidential Honor Roll
  • 1991 USC@Aiken Presidential Honor Roll
  • 1990 USC@Aiken Dean's List
Playing Awards and Achievements
  • November 2007- Inducted into the University of South Carolina at Aiken (NCAA II) Inaugural Sports
  • Hall of Fame
  • May 1992-Jersey #30 retired by University of South Carolina at Aiken
  • 1990-1991 Peach Belt Athletic Conference 1st team
  • 1991-1992 Peach Belt Athletic Conference 1st team
  • 1991-1992 NABC All South District
  • Held numerous school records upon graduation including most points in career (1801), most points in
  • a single game (45), most field goals in a season (236), most minutes played in a season (1,139), most
  • consecutive starts (59) and highest career scoring average (19.9ppg).
  • 1995 NSW State League Championship with Parramatta Wildcats. (Australia) First championship in clubs 37 year history.
  • 1992-2001- Played professionally in Australia, Malaysia and Finland. Two League MVP awards with
  • Paramatta Wildcats (1994 and 1995). Led Australian CBA in 3 point percentage (48.8%) with Penrith
  • Panthers in 1997.
Professional References
  • Jerry Walters: Former Head Coach, Central High School, Woodstock, VA. (540) 459-3391
  • Larry Epperly: Former Head Coach USC-Aiken (252) 414-8467
  • C. Todd Gilbert: Virginia State Delegate (540) 975-2222
  • Ken Cole: Former Australian Head Coach and 2x Australian Olympian (619) 522-0082
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