Clemson University Women’s Basketball Head Coach Amanda Butler announced the addition of Darrick Gibbs to her staff as an assistant coach on Thursday. Gibbs replaced Priscilla Edwards, who was recently announced as the new head coach of the Northeastern Huskies.
Gibbs, who just wrapped up an eight-year stint as the head coach at the University of North Florida, brings more than 15 years of coaching experience to the Clemson program, including 10 years of experience in the ACC.
As the head coach at UNF, Gibbs produced the Ospreys’ first-ever WNBA Draft Pick (Jazz Bond, 31st pick, Dallas Wings), who also became the first Osprey to earn a pair of ASUN Defensive Player of the Year laurels after repeating in 2021-22, earning ASUN All-Academic, ASUN First Team and CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition in the same season.
Prior to leading the UNF program, Gibbs served a 10-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Miami.
During his decade at Miami, Gibbs helped guide the Hurricanes to six consecutive postseason appearances including four trips to the NCAA. He was a vital piece of Miami’s recent success with responsibility for player development along with handling scheduling. In addition, his recruiting efforts helped the ‘Canes earn three Top 25 classes during his tenure. At UM, Gibbs recruited and mentored several players that have continued their playing careers professionally in the WNBA and overseas.
Gibbs joined the UM coaching ranks before the 2005-06 season and helped lead UM to a 17-13 record and an appearance at the 2006 WNIT in his first season with the Hurricanes. During his time at Miami, the squad captured the ACC Championship in 2011 and reached the WNIT Championship game in 2010. The Hurricanes posted 20 or more victories in five of the last six seasons, including a 20-13 record this year, highlighted by an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to his arrival at UM, Gibbs served as an assistant coach for two seasons (2003-05) at Charlotte alongside Amanda Butler and under current Miami head coach Katie Meier. Gibbs joined the Charlotte coaching staff in 2003 following a two-year stay at the College of Charleston where he served as an assistant coach from 2001-03. Prior to his stint with the Cougars, Gibbs spent three seasons at Wofford College. As an undergraduate, he served as a student assistant with the Terriers from 1998-00, and remained with the team as an assistant during the 2000-01 season.
Originally from Pawleys Island, S.C., Gibbs received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wofford in 2000.