Columbus Lions coach Jason Gibson re-signs for seventh season

July 16, 2012 

The Columbus Lions of the Professional Indoor Football League announced Monday they have re-signed coach Jason Gibson for the 2013 season.

Gibson, also the team's director of football operations has led the Lions to six consecutive trips to the playoffs.

He has a combined 60-26 regular-season and postseason record, three division titles and a 2010 Southern Indoor Football League championship. The Lions finished the 2012 PIFL season atop the league in passing offense (269 yards per game) and total offense (280 yards per game).

During the past six seasons 32 Lions have gone on to sign contracts in the NFL, Canadian Football League or Arena Football League.

Gibson, is from Calvert, Md., and played wide receiver at Fairmont (W.Va.) State. He played professionally in the CFL, AFL, NFL Europe and arenafootball2 from 2000-04 and coached and taught in Maryland and North Carolina high schools for eight years.

The Lions also announced Monday that Scott Lunato has been named the director of front office operations. He was the team's trainer for the past two seasons. He expects to retire from the U.S. Army in the coming months, completing 26 years of service.

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