Charlemagne Gibbons

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Charlemagne Gibbons

Gibbons (middle) poses with students from a team sports class.

Gibbons (middle) poses with students from a team sports class.

Katie Linkner

Gibbons (middle) poses with students from a team sports class.

Katie Linkner

Katie Linkner

Gibbons (middle) poses with students from a team sports class.

Kathleen Stephens, Staff Writer

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Background

  • Born in Florida
  • Coached basketball at Florida Atlantic University

Education

  • Went to Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Played basketball in college
  • Earned master’s degree in health and physical education

Responsibilities

  • Teaches physical education and health
  • Coaches varsity boys’ basketball

One of the Mill’s new teachers, Charlemagne Gibbons, has joined the athletic department and basketball team. He has spent the last 20 years coaching at Florida Atlantic University and decided to come to Georgia to coach for Starr’s Mill. As well as being a collegiate level coach, he coached at a Division I school, adding even more prestige to his experience.

Gibbons was a basketball player all throughout high school and college as well as having a father who coached basketball. He always had his mind set on becoming a coach as well.

He is leaving many things behind, but Georgia has many advantages. ”I have a lot of family in the area, and when we were in South Florida my kids were a long way away,” Gibbons said. “My daughters play a lot of soccer and [Georgia] is one of the best areas out.”

After being a college level coach he decided to come to Georgia for two different reasons. Being a coach at college level involved a huge amount of traveling meaning Gibbons did not have time with his family.

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