Alex Gibbs

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Alex Gibbs
Personal information
Date of birth: (1941-02-22) February 22, 1941 (age 76)
Place of birth: Morganton, North Carolina
Career information
College: Davidson
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Alex Gibbs (born February 22, 1941) is a former NFL offensive line coach and former assistant NFL head coach. He formerly served as an offensive line consultant for the American football team the Denver Broncos. Gibbs is a well known proponent of the Zone Blocking scheme and popularized its use while he was Offensive line coach of the Denver Broncos.[1] Denver became famous at that time for its use of smaller and more agile offensive linemen and the success of its running backs, most notably Terrell Davis.[2] Gibbs was to enter his first season on Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks staff as the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line coach in 2010,[3] but announced his unexpected retirement a week before the start of the NFL's 2010 regular season.[1][4] In May 2013 he returned to the Denver Broncos in a consultant role for one year.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Alex Gibbs resigns just prior to season". ESPN. September 5, 2010. Archived from the original on 8 September 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Coach Bio". Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gibbs joins Carroll's staff". ESPN. January 13, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Alex Gibbs Retires, Pat Ruel to Take Over Injured O-Line". September 6, 2010. Archived from the original on 11 September 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
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