KENNER — Former Tulane football coach Vince Gibson has died. He was 78.
The Kenner mayor’s office said in a news release that Gibson passed away at his home Tuesday.
Gibson, who also coached at Kansas State and Louisville, had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” and was fighting it for the past year.
Gibson coached at Tulane from 1980-82, compiling a 17-17 record. He took the Green Wave to the Hall of Fame Bowl in his first season, but Tulane lost 34-15 to Arkansas. Gibson also coached the Arena Football League’s New Orleans Night in the 1992 season.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
STEVENS, GOLDING NAMED COORDINATORS: In Hammond, Southeastern Louisiana University football coach Ron Roberts announced Tuesday that Greg Stevens and Hammond native Pete Golding have joined the coaching staff, serving as offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator, respectively.
Stevens was Roberts’ offensive coordinator the past two seasons at Delta State, which was ranked 12th in Division II in total offense and 21st in passing offense.
Golding, a former Hammond High player and four-year letter-winner at Delta State, was the defensive coordinator at DSU, which led the Gulf South Conference in total defense and rushing defense this season.