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Justin (J.B.) Gibboney was officially announced as WMU football's special teams coordinator on Jan. 11, 2013.  Gibboney, who comes to the Broncos from Purdue, will also coach WMU's defensive backs.

Gibboney spent the last four seasons as the special teams coordinator with the Boilermakers after serving as a graduate assistant at Purdue during the 2008 campaign.

Gibboney's 2011 kickoff return unit ranked first among all Football Bowl Subdivision teams after averaging 28.7 yards per return. The KOR unit was the first NCAA team statistical champion at Purdue since 1954. Individually, then true freshman Raheem Mostert led all FBS players with a 33.5 kickoff return average in 2011 and scored on a 99-yard return against Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Earlier in the season, Mostert smashed 42-year old school records for the most kickoff return yards (206 yards) and average yards per return (41.2) against Wisconsin.

Gibboney served as a special teams assistant and directed the football operations at Eastern Kentucky while pursuing his masters in sports administration.

Since 2001, Gibboney has worked for the Ray Guy Kicking Academy - the premier kicking academy in the nation - teaching the art of kicking and punting.

Gibboney earned two letters as a kicker at Pittsburgh after joining the Panthers as a walkon in 2000.

A native of Huntingdon, Pa., Gibboney (30/DOB: 2-6-1982) earned a bachelor's degree in environmental science from Pittsburgh in 2004 and a master's in sports administration from Eastern Kentucky in 2007. His wife's name is Ryan.

Coach Gibboney's Coaching History
2006-07 Eastern Kentucky, Special Teams Asst./Graduate Asst./Dir. of FB Ops.
2008 Purdue, Graduate Assistant
2009-12 Purdue, Special Teams Coordinator
2013- Western Michigan, Special Teams Coord./Defensive Backs Coach

 

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