Terry Gibbons retires from coaching

Terry GibbonsAfter 22 years on the Blugold men’s basketball staff, including 16 years as the head coach, Terry Gibbons has announced he is leaving the men’s basketball program at UW-Eau Claire.

Gibbons will retain his teaching duties and will be reassigned as a special assistant to director of athletics Scott Kilgallon, who has begun a national search for Gibbons’ replacement.

Gibbons leaves the program with the third-best winning percentage (.560) out of eight coaches in school history, finishing his 16 years as head coach with a 235-185 mark.

Gibbons came to UW-Eau Claire in 1989 and served his first six years as assistant to coach Ken Anderson before becoming the interim head coach in August 1995, when Anderson retired. He was named the permanent head coach the following year.