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Charlemagne Gibbons
Charlemagne  Gibbons

Assistant Coach

Charlemagne Gibbons was named Florida Atlantic University's assistant men's basketball in May of 2014. He works primarily with the Owls' big men.

Gibbons made the jump to the college ranks after a leading Morgan County High School, in Madison, GA, to the Boys AAA State Championship, the first in school history. Gibbons and his Dawgs finish the 2013-14 year with a 26-5 record and Gibbons was named the Georgia 3A Coach of the Year. In his final three seasons at MCHS, Gibbons tallied a 73-18 record and were crowned Regional Champions three-consecutive seasons (2012-14). The Dawgs appeared in the Georgia Elite 8 in 2012 and the Georgia Sweet 16 in 2013. Gibbons accolades were made possible by talented athletes who prospered under his guidance and were honored as the 2014 Mr. Basketball by the Georgia Sports Writers Association, the Atlanta Journal Constitution 3A Player of the Year as well as eight All-State selections from 2006-2014 and 11 All-Region selections during the same period.

Gibbons also served as the MCHS varsity girls coach from 2010-13 with a similar outcome. In his first season 2011, the squad advanced to the Georgia Elite 8. One year later, Gibbons guided the girls to a Regional Championship and a second Elite 8 appearance in as many seasons. Five players earned All-Region recognition from 2010-13 and four were All-State selections 2010-13. From 2006-2010, Gibbons served as the Director of a national 32 team Holiday Tournament. And, he served as the Director of the Hoops in Overdrive National Tournament from 2009-12.

Prior to MCHS, Gibbons served as a head junior varsity coach and as an assistant varsity boys coach for Donald Harris from 2005-06. And, was the head coach at Indian Creek Middle School, in Covington, GA from 2003-05. He was the Indian Creek assistant coach from 2002-03. Gibbons served as the Conyers, GA AAU Director for Newrock Stars and Head Coach from 2003-05. Also served as Auburn University-Montgomery graduate assistant from 2001-03 and for the "Give Back" Basketball Clinics in Montgomery, AL from 2001-02. His first coaching experience was gained as the head coach of the Montgomery Lady Senators 17U AAU team, from 1994-00.

Gibbons began his collegiate playing career at the University of Alabama Huntsville, 1996-98. He then transferred to Berry College for the 1998-99 season and ended his playing career at Auburn University at Montgomery, 1999-01 where he graduated in May of 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He earned his Master's of Education with an emphasis in physical education from Auburn University Montgomery in August of 2002.

The Montgomery, AL native and his wife Tanya have two daughters Christa and Brea.

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