Gibson steps down at Dartmouth
Coach resigns after 14-year reign of Big Green program
HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth College today announced that Kevin Gibson has resigned from his post as the Dartmouth women’s golf coach. Gibson had served as the head coach for the Big Green for 14 seasons.
When hired on an interim basis in 1998, Gibson promptly led the team to a third-place finish at both the Boston College Invitational and the Ivy League Championship. At the conclusion of the season he was hired as the full-time coach and the following spring guided the squad to its first team victory in six years, taking the title at the Boston College Invitational.
Dartmouth garnered three runner-up finishes during the fall of 2000, and won the Bryant Invitational in the fall of 2003. This past fall, the team placed third out of 20 teams at the Dartmouth Invitational, and freshman Sarah Knapp won medalist honors at a rain-shortened ECAC Championship.
A 1980 graduate of Springfield College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education, Gibson began his golf career that same year as golf professional/general manager at Carter Country Club in Lebanon, N.H. After six seasons there, he moved to Country Club of New Hampshire in North Sutton, and he assumed additional duties as the club’s general manager in 1992.
Gibson is a past president of the New Hampshire chapter of the New England PGA and formerly the state’s representative to the NEPGA executive committee, and also was a member of the N.H. Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s golf committee.
He brought a wealth of coaching experience to the Big Green when he was hired. From 1988-97, Gibson was the varsity golf coach at Kearsarge Regional High School. In addition, he was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Colby-Sawyer College in 1995 and 1996, an assistant women’s basketball coach for the Chargers in 1994, and the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Mascoma Valley Regional High from 1983-85.