Coach Onell Gibson’s career began seven years ago as a student-athlete at Emory & Henry College where he trained fellow athletes while earning his degree in Sport and Facility Management. Upon graduating, Coach Onell took on a new challenge as the Director of Youth Basketball for the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden, New Jersey, then joined the LA Clippers Youth Basketball team in 2018.
Coach Onell quickly became a standout in our program, earning a nomination for the 2019-20 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year, where he finished in the Top 3 and solidified his status among the most impactful youth basketball coaches in the country. As he reflected upon his career thus far, Coach Onell said, “I’m a true student of the game and I’m passionate about sharing what I’ve learned to further the game of basketball. The process and grind to get better is something I fell in love with.”