Leeds High School looking for new head football coach

Coach Lee Gibson, right, talking to players during the game against John Carroll in 2018, a game they won.

Leeds High School is searching for a new head varsity football coach.

Superintendent John J. Moore said Thursday they hope to have the candidate named “right away.”

“We are looking for a candidate with the energy and enthusiasm to lead our program to the next level,” Moore said.

Previous Coach Lee Gibson, who coached three seasons, is taking a position as a system-level administrator, as Athletic Coordinator. He told players about his stepping down during a special-called meeting on Wednesday.

“We appreciate the work and dedication of Coach Gibson for the past three seasons. When approached about an opportunity to serve as a system-level administrator, he accepted,” Moore said. “We are thankful that Coach Gibson will continue be a familiar face around Leeds.”

A job posting from the Leeds City School system dated May 15 announced the opening of the position of head varsity football coach and teacher. The posting lists the closing day for applications as May 22 or until the position is filled.

The Greenwave had a challenging year in 2018, with only three wins. The 2019 team also lost to Moody in the annual jubilee scrimmage game at Homer Smiles Stadium on May 10.

Gibson said Thursday that he is “stepping away from coaching and going to put my administrative degree to use.”

As athletic coordinator, Gibson said he will have many duties that will take a lot of work off other coaches.

“I am excited about this new chapter in my life,” he said. “It allows me an opportunity to get into administration, stay around athletics,  and spend more time with my family.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. Good to know our Standards are still to be the best in our Class, and not to mere exist!
    Let’s find one like Coach Bryant’s quote “I ain’t never been nothing but a Winner,”

    Wished I knew one right off- guy from Pinson is mighty good!!!
    Keith Etheredge just moved back to Oxford- still would ask?
    Anybody else their equal- proven Winner!!!

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