Jamaal Gibson named as new Head Coach for Austin Packers boys basketball

Austin Public Schools announced Thursday that Jamaal Gibson will be the next head coach of the Boys Basketball program.

Coach Gibson, a member of the Austin High School class of 2010, has been a part of Packer Basketball as both a player and an assistant coach, where he was on staff for four state tournament appearances, including a 2nd place finish in the AAA tournament in 2017.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead this prestigious program that I have come to love over the years,” says Coach Gibson. “Together we will keep this program one that the players, schools, and community of Austin are proud to support.”

Coach Gibson currently works for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) in Austin and holds an Associate of Arts degree from Minnesota State University – Mankato.

Coach Gibson will succeeding Coach Kris Fadness, who led the AHS Basketball program to multiple state appearances over his 25-year career with the Packers.