J.B. Gibboney
J.B. Gibboney

Position:
Special Teams Coordinator



08/15/2012

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J.B. Gibboney is in his fourth season as special teams coordinator. He was named to the position Dec. 1, 2008.

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, 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.

In the kicking game, Carson Wiggs wrapped up his four-year career as the most accurate kicker in school history. Wiggs ended his collegiate playing days making 73.7 percent of his field goal attempts (56 of 76), while finishing second in school history in field goals (56) and third in total points scored (293). He kicked the five longest field goals in school history (59, 55, 53, 53 and 52). Wiggs and sophomore Cody Webster teamed up to boot 68 punts, including 15 that went for 50 or more yards and 28 that landed inside the opposition's 20-yard line. Of the 68 punts, merely two fell for touchbacks.

In 2010, Gibboney's special teams units gained significant ground from the previous season, especially in kickoff coverage. A group that finished 10th in the Big Ten in 2009, the Boilermakers' kick coverage unit led the league in 2010, averaging 65.2 yards and a net average of 45.1 per kick.

Individually, Wiggs finished the 2010 season 15 of 19 on field goal attempts and a perfect 27 of 27 on PATs, while moving into first on Purdue's career field goal percentage list. True freshman punter Cody Webster recorded the third highest average in school history (43.3) and boomed a 79-yard kick at Northwestern to tie for the third longest punt in school history.

In Gibboney's first season as a full-time staff member, Wiggs broke his own school record with a 59-yard field goal against Toledo on Sept. 5, 2009. It marked the nation's longest kick of the 2009 season - by two yards. Purdue was one of just three Big Ten schools to score touchdowns on kickoff (Al-Terek McBurse 95 yards at Indiana on Nov. 21) and punt (Aaron Valentin 62 yards vs. Northern Illinois on Sept. 19) returns.

Gibboney spent the 2008 season as a graduate assistant at Purdue. He primarily worked with the kickers, punters and long snappers and coordinated the scout team defense.

Gibboney came to the Boilermakers from Florida A&M, where he was hired in February of 2008 as special teams coach.

Gibboney served on current Purdue head coach Danny Hope's staff at Eastern Kentucky in 2006 and 2007, first as a graduate assistant and subsequently handling operations and assisting with special teams. Gibboney coached All-America kicker Taylor Long.

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 (born Feb. 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.