MU Football adds Gibbs to coaching staff

FILE -- Houston interim head coach David Gibbs during the first half of the Armed Forces Bowl, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Fort Worth. Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

COLUMBIA -- Missouri football has added 25-year coaching veteran David Gibbs to its coaching staff, the school announced Thursday.

Gibbs, who will join the defensive staff, spent the last four years as the defensive coordinator at Texas Tech. He previously held the same position at Minnesota, Auburn and Houston.

“I’m excited to have David join our staff,” Missouri head coach Barry Odom said in a statement. “He’s got an extensive track record of success in his career, and I’m confident he’ll be a great addition to our Athletic Department, football program and defensive room. His history of coaching and coordinating at a high level speaks for itself, and I know our staff will take advantage of his experience in all areas. He will be a great fit with our culture at Mizzou and our kids will enjoy working together and learning from him."

Gibbs also has nine years coaching experience in the NFL. He served as Kansas City's defensive backs coach from 2006-2008.

Odom also announced Thursday he has promoted Garrick McGee to full-time assistant coach. McGee served as an offensive analyst during the 2018 season.

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