Clayton State’s Gibbons plans to resign after season

MORROW — Clayton State men’s basketball coach Gordon Gibbons announced his intention to resign after this season on Wednesday.

Gibbons said in a press release he will “be pursuing new opportunities when we conclude the season.”

The Lakers are 8-10 overall and 4-7 in the Peach Belt Conference this season going into today’s game at North Georgia.

Gibbons, in his 12th season at Clayton State, has a 214-130 record, the most wins in program history. He’s led the Lakers to two Division II National Tournaments (2007, 2008), a regular-season Peach Belt championship (2002), a Peach Belt tournament title (2008) and is credited with turning Clayton State into a consistent winner.

Before arriving at Clayton State, the Tampa, Fla., native compiled a 246-63 record in 10 seasons at Florida Southern and turned the Moccasins into a national contender.

See the weekend edition of the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald for our interview with Gibbons.