According to a report from Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans, West Virginia University Defensive Coordinator Tony Gibson has agreed to a new three year deal to remain on the Mountaineer staff.
West Virginia DC Tony Gibson has agreed to new 3-year deal that could make him one of nation's top 10 paid assistants per source.— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) December 6, 2014
According to the report, the deal comes after Gibson had been contacted about other job opportunities.
The WVU defense made huge improvements this season under Gibson, finishing third in the Big 12 in pass defense and not allowing a single passing touchdown in the second half of any game this season.
Gibson, a West Virginia native, came back to WVU in 2013 as a safeties coach and was promoted to DC before the 2014 season after Keith Patterson left for Arizona State. He had previously spent several seasons in Morgantown as a defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator.
So what type of money will he make if he is in fact a top-ten paid assistant? Per Allan Taylor of WV Metro News:
No. 10 made $800K last year. MT @ThayerEvansSI DC Tony Gibson agreed to 3-year deal; could join nation's top 10 highest-paid assistants.— Allan Taylor (@AllanTaylorWVU) December 6, 2014
Well deserved. Congrats, Gibby.