Eliah Drinkwitz’s first Missouri coaching staff continues to take shape. On Thursday, the school announced that David Gibbs has been retained.

“Coach Gibbs is a great fit for our defensive staff,” Drinkwitz said in the announcement. “He’s well-respected within the profession as a developer of talent, and he’s got invaluable experience at both the collegiate and NFL levels. I’m excited about his expertise and how he can help shape the philosophy within our defensive staff. I’m pleased to have he and Debbie and their family be part of our program.”

Gibbs, who now has 26 years of coaching experience, played defensive back at Colorado from 1987-90.

“I’m excited to be part of Coach Drink’s staff at Mizzou, it’s a great opportunity for me and my family,” Gibbs said, via MU. “I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Coach Walters, we did some good things here defensively last season, and we’ve got a great group of kids coming back who are excited to work hard to improve this program.”

Here is a look at Gibbs’ coaching history prior to joining the Tigers staff in 2019 as cornerbacks coach:

  • 2015-18 – Texas Tech – Defensive Coordinator
  • 2014 – Houston – Interim Head Coach (Armed Forces Bowl)
  • 2013-14 – Houston – Defensive Coordinator
  • 2012 – Virginia Destroyers (UFL) – Defensive Backs
  • 2009-10 – Houston Texans (NFL) – Defensive Backs
  • 2006-08 – Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) – Defensive Backs
  • 2005 – Auburn – Defensive Coordinator
  • 2001-04 – Denver Broncos (NFL) – Defensive Backs
  • 1997-2000 – Minnesota – Defensive Coordinator
  • 1995-96 – Kansas – Defensive Backs
  • 1993-94 – Colorado – Graduate Assistant
  • 1991-92 – Oklahoma – Graduate Assistant