Lions Head Coach Jason Gibson Steps Down

Three-Time Champion Coach Says Farewell to Columbus

Letter to Lion Nation:

Lions Nation,

I want to personally thank you for your support over the last 16 seasons. From day one, my goal has been to represent the Lions organization in a first-class manner on and off the field. The Lions has been my life from the beginning but It’s with a heavy heart that after 16 years, 200 plus games, 7 championship appearances, 3 titles, 15 playoff appearances, and 750+ players, I am stepping down as the head coach of the Columbus Lions.

At some point there comes a time to move on, and this is that time. I owe it to myself and my family to do what is in the best interest of “my team”.

 There are so many people to thank, I don’t even know where to start but I will try.

Grateful is what comes to mind when I think of all the past and present owners who have sacrificed their time and money for this team and my lively hood.

It would be impossible to thank every business out of fear of missing someone. I am forever indebted for your support.

To all the players, thank you! I have been able to coach outstanding athletes, men, and dads. The relationships that we build through the grind of this game is something I will cherish forever.

To all my coaches past and present, it has been a great ride. Thank you.

To the fans, thank you for your never ending support. I knew we had an advantage every time we stepped into the Civic Center because of you. Thank you to the tailgate group, from the weekly home cooked meals to the send of parties, I can’t say enough.

And as always, for my number one fan and biggest supporter, my beautiful wife Sarah, I am forever yours.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

God Bless and Roar Lions Roar

Jason Gibson