Head Coach Jamie Gibbs

TO CONTACT COACH GIBBS please call him in his office at 440-826-3258 or e-mail him at jgibbs@bw.edu.

Jamie Gibbs is entering his first season as the Head Wrestling Coach at Baldwin Wallace University in 2011-2012.

Coach Gibbs is the first full-time wrestling coach in the history of the College and he replaces Rich Fleming, who served the College with distinction the past 24 seasons as its part time head coach.

Coach Gibbs comes to the College after serving as the head wrestling coach at NCAA Division II the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for the past five seasons.  While at UNC-Pembrooke, he rebuilt the wrestling program into one of the most respected in Division II. His goal is to do the same at BW.

While at UNC-Pembrooke, Gibbs mentored seven NCAA Division III All-Americans and eight student-athletes to the NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Division II All-Academic team. Overall, 16 of his student-athletes made appearances at the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament.  Individually, Gibbs’ teams compiled a 51-40 dual meet record in five seasons and posted its best finish by being ranked 11th during the regular season and tied for 17th at the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship tourney.

Last winter, Gibbs' squad had a 13-5 overall record and placed third at the 2011 NCAA Division II National Duals. The Most Valuable Wrestler at the Duals was his 165-pounder.  During the last two seasons, Gibbs completed the rebuilding process of the UNC-Pembrooke program. His team had a combined 27-13 record and was ranked as high as sixth nationally in both 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Prior to UNC-Pembrooke, Gibbs served as an assistant coach at Coe College in Iowa for four years and as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin at Lacrosse.  Both of the teams are traditional powerhouses in NCAA Division III.

“I am honored to be the first full-time wrestling coach at Baldwin Wallace University and am excited for the opportunity to continue the tradition and success that was established by coaches Summa and Fleming,” said Gibbs, who officially begins his duties on August 1.   “I am looking forward to building an OAC champion and national power in Berea.

“I had a desire to return to the NCAA Division III level as well as the Midwest,” said Gibbs. “Coaching at BW not only fulfills that wish, it also allows me to coach in a strong wrestling conference and in an area where there is an abundance of talented student-athletes who love the sport of wrestling.” added Gibbs.  “My family and I are excited to join the Yellow Jacket family and are looking forward to many years of success and happiness.”

In two seasons as a collegiate competitor at Coe, Gibbs was a an All-Iowa Conference wrestler and a two-year starter and captain.  Prior to Coe, he attended Iowa Central Community College and was a national qualifier.  Gibbs received an associate degree from Iowa Central C.C., a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coe and a Master of Science degree in exercise sports science from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse.

Jamie and his wife, Jana, have a son, Bodey.  They are currently in the process of relocating to the Cleveland area.

Gibbs Headlines:

Baldwin Wallace Universitys Hires Jamie Gibbs as its First Full-Time Head Wrestling Coach  (Posted on July 20, 2011)

This page was last updated on September 20, 2011.


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