Offensive Line Coach

Mike Gibson was named Offensive Line Coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats February 6, 2020.

Gibson has 40 years of coaching experience, including 15 seasons at the Canadian Football League level and over two decades at the NCAA Div. I level. His tenure as a CFL coach includes a previous two-year stint with the Tiger-Cats where he served as Hamilton’s Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator from 2009 to 2010.

Most recently, he spent four seasons overall with the Edmonton Eskimos (2016-19), serving as Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach in 2019 after three years as their Offensive Line Coach and Run Game Coordinator.

In 2015, Gibson served as Head Coach of the University of Regina Rams before returning to the CFL ranks with the Eskimos.

Gibson’s other CFL coaching experience includes a season as the Ottawa Redblacks Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach in 2014, three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders as Running Backs Coach in 2011, and Offensive Line Coach in 2012 and 2013, two seasons as Offensive Line Coach with the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he was a member of the 2007 Grey Cup champion coaching staff, and two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2005-06) as Offensive Line Coach. He officially entered the league in 2001 as Winnipeg’s Offensive Line Coach, but his first CFL experience came in 1995 when he was a guest coach with the B.C. Lions.

Gibson’s most recent NCAA stop was at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette where he served as Offensive Line Coach for three years (2002-04). Prior to his CFL tenure, Gibson spent four seasons (1996-1999) as the Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends and Special Teams coach at Rutgers University.

After completing his playing career as a three-year starter at centre for Western Maryland College in 1978, Gibson began his coaching career at his alma mater as a graduate assistant. In 1979, Gibson moved to Cornell University as their offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. In 1982, Gibson joined Boston University as their offensive coordinator and quarterback coach – a position he held for six years (1982-88). Following one season as Assistant Athletic Director and Recruiting Coordinator at Rice University, he spent four seasons as Temple University’s Offensive Line Coach (1989-93). He then joined Colgate University, where he served as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach for two years (1994-96).


2020-Present Offensive Line Coach Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2019 Assistant Head Coach & Offensive Line Coach Edmonton Eskimos
2016-18 Offensive Line Coach & Run Game Coordinator Edmonton Eskimos
2015 Head Coach University of Regina
2014 Offensive Coordinator & Offensive Line Coach Ottawa Redblacks
2012-13 Offensive Line Coach Calgary Stampeders
2011 Running Backs Coach Calgary Stampeders
2009-10 Assistant Head Coach & Offensive Coordinator Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2007-08 Offensive Line Coach Saskatchewan Roughriders
2005-06 Offensive Coordinator Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2002-04 Offensive Line Coach University of Louisiana-Lafayette
2001 Offensive Line Coach Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1996-00 Special Teams Coordinator & Tight Ends Coach Rutgers University
1994-95 Offensive Coordinator Colgate University
1989-93 Offensive Line Coach Temple University
1982-88 Offensive Coordinator Boston University
1979-81 Head Freshman Coach Cornell University