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Swimming Insights[]

2011 Coaching Changes[]

Daytona State College has named Don Gibb as the head coach of the Swimming & Diving program. He will officially take over the reins of the program on January 3rd, 2011. Gibb returns to his alma mater to piece together a fractured team.

Don Gibb has coached across the Southeast for nearly a quarter century, most recently at the University of Kentucky where he is currently listed as an assistant. Gibb has also served as an assistant at University of Florida and as head coach at Florida State and South Carolina University.

A Gibb-led squad is equally impressive in the classroom, something that was certainly not lost on the Daytona State administration. In 2006, South Carolina's women's team earned the top-team grade point average in the nation with a cumulative number of 3.606.

Gibb got his start at Daytona Beach Community College where he swam in the early 1980’s along with his wife Gena (McKinney) Gibb, Gena Gibb, who also attended DBCC and was a member of the 1981 women’s NJCAA National Championship team. Don then went on to swim at the University of Florida where he became an SEC and NCAA champion during his time in Gainesville.

Interim President Lombardo said of Gibb, "I expect that he will raise our program to new heights athletically and most importantly academically. I am impressed with Don’s resume and his impressive range of professional accomplishments as a collegiate head coach. His strong list of credentials and accomplishments closely match our current program needs, so I am delighted that Don was willing to accept this position, and come back home to Daytona State College where the building of his whole collegiate swimming resume began nearly thirty years ago.

Gibb replaces Steve Lochte, who resigned following an internal investigation that led to his reassignment within the university.

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