James Gibson

James Gibson has just completed his 10th full-time year as an administrator in higher education and intercollegiate athletics. His first years beginning in 2001 were at Division II West Texas A&M University where he served as the first full time Athletic Business Manager and Clinical Athletic Training Instructor. There he developed and maintained the departments policy and procedure manual and assisted with the accreditation of the athletic training education program.

In 2003 he accepted the position with in the Division of Student Affairs as Director of Emergency Medical Services at Texas A&M University in College Station where he oversaw all emergency medical care, emergency communications and first response activities on the 5,200 acre campus, including all athletic events. Gibson also coordinated process and quality improvement at Student Health Services culminating into the one and three year re-accreditation of the A.P. Beutel Health Center by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

In 2004, he was appointed Assistant Athletic Director, then Associate Athletic Director at Texas A&M University - Commerce where he oversaw all operations of the intercollegiate athletic program including business operation, athletic medical services, human resources, facility and event management, marketing and media relations. He was instrumental in the complete redesign of the athletic website and played an important role in the 2006 field turf and track surfacing at Memorial Stadium. At Commerce, Gibson also served as a member of the Health and Human Performance faculty teaching classes in Sports and Recreation Management.

In 2007, reporting to the University President was selected as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at Tarleton State University. There he made many policy and procedural changes to ensure institutional control with the athletic department. He is currently the Assistant Athletic Director for Business and Finance at The University of Montana (DI-FCS), a position he has held since October 2008. There he serves as the Chief Financial Officer and provides administrative oversight and guidance to the athletic equipment center and football travel operations. At Montana, Gibson also serves as the key contact for all athletic related contracts including Learfield Sports, Nike and Coca-Cola.

Gibson has extensive experience in college athletics, having been a student worker, a graduate assistant to the athletic director, certified athletic trainer, a member of the faculty, and an administrator. His healthcare background provides experience in emergency medical care administration and athletic medical services. He currently serves on the College Athletic Business Management Associations Program, Membership and Publicity committees. He has hosted numerous round table discussion at their annual convention and has been a contributor to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics publication “Athletic Administration”.

Gibson earned two degrees from West Texas A&M University: a BS in Sports and Exercise Sciences with emphasis on Sports Medicine and a MS in Sports and Exercise Sciences with emphasis on Athletic Administration. He is a licensed and certified athletic trainer while also holding credentials as a licensed paramedic.





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