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Wofford’s Gibson is now at Augusta

Posted: July 18, 2017 - 11:46pm

After the departure of longtime assistant coach Jamie Quarles, Augusta head basketball coach Dip Metress found his man.

Earlier this month, the Jaguars hired Drew Gibson to replace Quarles, who is now an assistant coach at Buffalo, a Division I program. Gibson was a former player as well as the director of basketball operations at Wofford College.

"When looking for an assistant, there were four areas that we were looking to assess: player development, ability to scout, handling administrative details and recruiting," Metress said in a statement.

"Another important aspect was finding an assistant that played all four years at the same college, and experienced success as a player and coach. This is often an anomaly in college athletics, but we have found our man with Drew Gibson. Drew brings a lot to the table and we are excited about him joining a basketball program that has advanced to the NCAA tournament in three of the last four years."

Gibson started all four years at Wofford (2004-2008). He scored 1,027 points, while also recording 507 assists and 213 steals.

After playing professional basketball overseas, he returned in 2014 to Wofford, joining the basketball staff. In his first season, Wofford posted its winningest season in school history, with a 28-7 campaign that included a conference championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Gibson joins an Augusta program that went 24-8 this past season, including a trip to the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Jaguars made three consecutive trips to the Elite Eight, starting in 2008.

"I am very excited to join the Jaguar family," Gibson said in a statement. "It is an honor to join a well-respected basketball program with a winning tradition that is second to none. I am thankful for the opportunity that coach Dip Metress and coach Clint Bryant have given me, and I'm eager to learn and grow under both of them."

 

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