Jay Gibbons was promoted to director of men's basketball video services during the summer of 2016 after serving as the graduate student manager for the Gamecocks during the 2015-16 campaign. Prior to his time at Carolina, Gibbons served as the top assistant coach for the Savannah State men's basketball team for the previous nine seasons.
Gibbons was part of Carolina's 2015-16 campaign that saw the squad set a school record for regular-season wins (24) and match the school record for total wins with 25. The team advanced to the Postseason NIT, marking the first postseason appearance for the Gamecocks since 2009.
Gibbons was instrumental in helping transition Savannah State from a D-I independent program to a championship team in the MEAC, also serving as the recruiting coordinator along with his assistant coach duties. While at Savannah State, Gibbons was involved in all aspects of the Tiger program, including coaching, recruiting, scouting, compliance, academics and he also served as the summer camp director. He is credited with recruiting and developing a number of professional players and has six all-conference honorees that played overseas. In 2011-12, the Tigers posted a 14-2 league record to capture the MEAC crown and earn an automatic bid to the Postseason NIT.
Prior to his time at Savannah State, Gibbons was the top assistant at Georgia Southwestern University and served as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Clayton State, where he helped develop the Lakers into a national contender in D-II. As a player at Clayton State, Gibbons helped the squad to its first-ever league championship, while finishing the season ranked sixth nationally (D-II) in assists per game at 6.0. As an undergrad at No. 1 ranked Florida Southern, Gibbons' team won 102 games and competed in two NCAA D-II Final Four's.
Gibbons is the son of Florida "Court of Legends" Hall of Fame coach Gordon Gibbons. Jay and his fiancé, RaJeanna, welcomed their first child, son, Vaughn Gordon Gibbons, during the summer of 2016.