Earlier today we noted that Houston’s Tony Levine had hired a new offensive coordinator. A short time later, he addressed the defense as well.
In a press release, UH announced that David Gibbs has been hired as Levine’s defensive coordinator. This will mark Gibbs’ first job at the collegiate level since 2005.
“We are thrilled to welcome David, his wife Debbie and their children, Hudson and Charlie Grace, to the Houston football family,” said Levine. “He has an extensive track record of defensive success, both on the collegiate and professional level, and we feel that his coaching style will translate well at the University of Houston. We have many connections in the coaching fraternity and every one of them spoke very highly of David.
“I look forward to getting started with David and I know our players do as well.”
Gibbs served as Auburn’s defensive coordinator in 2005, his lone season at the school. He was also Minnesota’s coordinator from 1997-2000, with his first season with the Gophers coming at the age of 29.
His most recent coaching experience was with the NFL’s Houston Texans in 2010.
“Our family loves the City of Houston and its people. It’s a great honor to be associated with the city’s premiere University as it ascends to the next level,” said Gibbs. “I’ve followed Tony closely throughout his career and I’m excited to work with him and the rest of our coaching staff. There is a lot of young talent coming back on the defensive side of the ball that any coach would appreciate, so I’m grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to getting started.”
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