Associate head coach Ted Gibbons enters his 18th season with Connecticut's men's track and field program. He specializes as the field events coach for the Huskies. Gibbons has produced four All-Americans at UConn in Mike Deibler, Ray Wilks, Steve Santoli and Marquis Thomas. Wilks earned the honor in the shot put in 1999, while Santoli received All-American status in the weight throw in 1998. Both Deibler and Thomas earned the honor in the high jump, with Diebler's honor coming in 2003 and Thomas' coming last season in 2009.
A member of the Connecticut staff since the 1992-93 season, Gibbons was elevated to associate head coach of the program in January of 1996.
Prior to joining Greg Roy's staff at UConn, Gibbons served as coordinator of the men's and women's track and field programs and head men's track and field coach at Washington University in St. Louis, MO from 1985-92. While at Washington, Gibbons led his men's track and field team to eight consecutive indoor and outdoor University Athletic Association titles. Gibbons also served as assistant football coach for the defensive line unit at Washington. Twelve of Gibbons' track and field student-athletes qualified for NCAA Division III National Championships during his tenure at Washington University.
Prior to his Washington position, Gibbons was head field events coach from 1982-83 and freshman football coach from 1976-1982 at Brown University.
Gibbons, a Newport, R.I. native, is a 1967 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where he was selected honorable mention All-America in football and All-Small College track and field in Western New York. Gibbons is a member of his alma mater's Hall of Fame.
Coach Gibbons lives in Newport, R.I. He has four children, Tisa, Tammi, Eugenia and Ted.