Gibbs Head Coach to Retire

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

CORRYTON (WVLT) -- Gibbs High football coach Randy Carroll has decided to retire after this season, he told WVLT Tuesday. Carroll, a staple in the Corryton community, has coached the Eagles for 27 seasons, and led the team to the 3A playoffs this season. Gibbs visits Catholic in the first round Friday night.

Carroll told WVLT he had decided a few years ago to retire after teaching 30 years, a milestone he reached this year. He told his team of his retirement after the team's loss to Seymour last Friday. He said he didn't announce his retirement until now because he wanted to keep his players focused on the season. The Eagles were 3-7 this year, but Carroll said he was pleased that the team beat who it needed to beat to qualify for the playoffs.

Carroll's best seasons came in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1997, when he led the team to the second round of the postseason.

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  • by David B. Location: Gibbs / Halls on Jan 30, 2008 at 01:46 PM
    Congratulations on your retirement Coach. I as well as many others wish you the best. Playing Football for you '87-'89 are still some of my most favored memories. Thanks Coach.
  • by Rick Lacey Location: Powell on Nov 23, 2007 at 08:05 PM
    he was a great coach i have played for him and he was an awesome coach best wishes coach Rick Lacey
  • by Jeni Location: Gibbs on Nov 8, 2007 at 11:45 AM
    After teaching at Gibbs for seven years and coaching cheerleaders, I have gotten to know Coach Carroll. Not only does he give of his time greatly (with very little monetary compensation), but his devotion to his players extends well beyond the football field. A good work ethic and a good character is important to Coach Carroll, and that is what he instills in his athletes. Unfortunately in this society, success is measured by wins and losses. I feel quite sure that no matter how many wins Gibbs has in the "W" column; that the past thiry years have been a success! I wish Coach Carroll all the best.
  • by Teresa Location: Gibbs on Nov 7, 2007 at 12:12 PM
    I have enjoyed watching Randy Carroll coach over the years. He not only tried to improve his student athletes on the field, he helped make them better young men. I think that the previous statement is spiteful and says a lot about the character of the "anonymous" person who sent it. He/she doesn't need to try to speak for the entire Gibbs community when he/she is too scared to even speak for himself/herself. I wouldn't be surprised if Coach Carroll is retiring so he doesn't have to deal with jerks like this anymore. Way to go, Coach. I'll miss you!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2007 at 08:02 PM
    Not sure how this guy kept his job as long as he did. You will not see anyone disappointed in the Gibbs community about this.


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