Donald Gibson

Position: Technical Director
Born: Augsburg, Germany
Donald Gibson has vast experience coaching and playing soccer in the surrounding area, nationally and abroad.  A graduate of Mount Saint Joseph High School in 2007, Donald was a key player on an MIAA championship soccer team in 2005.  In 2006, his club team Bethesda United, a national power house, competed at the national level.  Also, Donald competed in ODP, played PDL for Virginia Royals (now Evergreen Hammerheads). Donald played at Limestone College and Presbyterian college, graduating from Presbyterian College in 2011.  On a local level, Donald played for SAC, Thunder, Bowie, and Bethesda.
Coaching CV
Holds National “C” License
1 year Long Reach High School Women’s Varsity Assistant 2017
3 years Mount Saint Joseph High School Varisty Assistant 2014-2016
1 year at Lakeland Torros (Greenwood South Carolina) U12 (2013-2014)
1 year as Men’s Assistant at Erskine College 2013-2014 (Won Conference Carolinas 2013)
1 year at SAC boys United Blue 2006 2017-2018
2 years at Thunder Soccer Club 2008 Boys, 2007 Boys, 1999 Boys (2015-2017)
Philosophy:  The ability to stress hard work with a “never give up” mentality is the ultimate goal to every training session. Donald speaks of “Imagination and excitement within the game of soccer, allowing technical ability to showcase the confidence in different scenarios that soccer brings.  Soccer can be extremely stressful physically and mentally. Replicating game-like intensity can help prepare the athlete with the drive and passion to push them to the next level”