Coaching Staff / 2016-2017
Team: Boys Varsity Football
Position: Assistant Coach
Eric Gibbons is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Spain Park High School & has served in this role since 2012. He grew up in Highland Ranch, Colorado, where he was a linebacker and fullback for Thunder Ridge High School. After high school, Gibbons received a scholarship to play football at Fort Lewis College, a small liberal arts community college in Durango. After two years, he transferred to Colorado State University, where he graduated in 2005. He began his coaching career at Rocky Mountain High School while still an undergraduate at Colorado State University. He then joined the coaching staff at Troy University, where he spent the 2007 and 2008 season as a Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant. Coach Gibbons helped develop and implement strength and conditioning programs for several of Troy’s varsity programs. While at Troy University, he coached 2 Consecutive Sun Belt Conference Championships in Football and coached several All-Conference student-athletes. Before coming to Spain Park, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach as well as the Linebacker Coach for 6A powerhouse Prattville High School from 2008 to 2012. His work at Prattville helped develop the strength and athleticism that that exemplified Prattville football.
Gibbons is a Certified Specialist in Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a Strength and Conditioning Certified Coach (SCCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association, a Certified Specialist in Speed and Explosion (CSSE) by the National Association of Speed and Explosion, and a USA Weightlifting . At the college level, he has coached three Strength and Conditioning All-Americans and over 15 football players either drafted or signed as free agents by the National Football League.
Coach Gibbons earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Coaching from Colorado State University in 2005. He earned a Master of Science Degree in Physical Education from Troy University in 2008.
Coach Gibbons is the son of Dave and Toni Gibbons. He has a brother, Shawn and sister-in-law, Lindsey.