Gibbs Keeton promoted to assistant coaching position
Gibbs Keeton was announced as Texas Tech's assistant coach on November 30, 2012.
A 2006 alumnus of Texas Tech, Keeton served as a volunteer assistant coach within the Texas Tech soccer program for four seasons before his promotion to a full-time position with the program.
As a volunteer assistant, Keeton closely trained the Red Raider goalkeepers and defenders. He was also actively involved in the Texas Tech Academy, summer camps, and assisted in developing the current Texas Tech soccer fitness program.
Within the Lubbock community, the El Paso native has served as the Director of Coaching for the Lubbock Arsenal Soccer Club while holding the head coaching duties for the 1998 boy's team and the 1997 girl's team - both of which have been successful in the highly-competitive Dallas area leagues.
Keeton was also instrumental in the development of FC Lubbock.
Keeton served as a full-time assistant coach at Lubbock Christian in 2012 where he helped guide the women's soccer program to the conference tournament for the second consecutive season. Meanwhile, Keeton also coaches in the regional Olympic Development program.
Keeton, who holds a United States Soccer Federation `B' license, earned his undergraduate degree in health, exercise and sports science from Texas Tech before receiving his master's degree in exercise physiology - also from Texas Tech.
His coaching experience also extends into several collegiate camps including Texas A&M, Colorado, Santa Clara and Alma (Michigan) College.
Keeton played soccer collegiately at Grand Canyon University and was a member of the Arizona Sahuaros of the Professional Development League.
Texas Tech set a school record for wins in 2012 with 16 as the Red Raiders advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.