Hall of Fame inductee, former Coach of the Year named new CHS head football coach

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Cape Central High School announced the hiring of Kent Gibbs as the new head football coach.

Gibbs, a well-known head coach in southeast Missouri, brings nearly 40 years of experience to the Tigers. He joins CHS from Sikeston High School where he led his teams to an 85-49 record in 12 years with the Bulldogs, including two Final Four appearances in 2009 and 2010.

“I’ve been in this area my whole life and I have always admired how Cape Central has cared about their athletic programs and stressed the importance of accomplishments on and off the field,” Gibbs said.

In addition to coaching at Sikeston, Gibbs was the head football coach at Hayti, Fredericktown and East Prairie. White at Hayti, he made it all the way to the State Chamionship Game.

Gibbs was inducted into the Missouri Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012 and was named the SEMO Conference Coach of the Year in 1984, 2009 and 2012. He served as athletic director at Jackson, Fredericktown and Ste. Genevieve.

He also spent time as a graduate assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State University.

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