|Previous College:||Susquehanna, '06|
|Graduate School:||Shippensburg, '09|
|Master's Degree:||Higher Education|
The 2019 season marks the fifth for Ben Gibboney on the Carnegie Mellon staff as defensive backs coach. During Gibboney's tenure, he has mentored two-time D3football.com All-American safety Drew Fitzmorris (2015 and 2017).
Prior to arriving at Carnegie Mellon, Gibboney had coaching stints with Juniata College and Shippensburg University. During his time at Juniata, he worked with the secondary and special teams while assisting with video coordination and recruiting. At Shippensburg, Gibboney coached the defensive line.
Gibboney is a 2006 graduate of Susquehanna University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. While at Susquehanna, he was a four-year letterman for the Crusaders’ football team as a free safety. He was a two-time All-Middle Athletic Conference (MAC) selection as a defensive back and return specialist and played in all 40 of the Crusaders’ games during his career, starting the final 36 at free safety. He totaled 259 tackles, including 190 solo, 13 interceptions, 38 pass breakups, nine forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.
Off the field, Gibboney was a two-time MAC Academic Honor Roll selection and was named to the 2005 CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team.
Gibboney earned his master’s degree from Shippensburg in December 2009 in organizational development and leadership with a concentration in higher education.