Meet the Coaching Staff
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Jay Gibson
Jay is currently in his 29th year as head football coach at West Fargo High School. Before coming to West Fargo, he was an assistant football coach at Bismarck High School for 7 years. The West Fargo Packers have won 11 Eastern Dakota Conference football titles during Coach Gibson’s years. (1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017). The Packers have won six State Championships. (1993, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2017). Jay coached the defense on two state championship teams while coaching at Bismarck High School in 1984 & 1985.
Jay also coached basketball while living in Bismarck; six years at Bismarck High School as the JV coach, and six years at Bismarck Junior College as an assistant coach. While coaching at Bismarck Junior College, the Mystics won the North Dakota State Junior College title four times, the Region 13 title once, and went to the Junior College National Tournament once.
Jay has three times been named the North Dakota Football Coach of the Year, and in November 2002 was named the recipient of the Thomas Clifford award for coaching excellence from the University of North Dakota.
Jay graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1980 with a Business Education major. He attended Dickinson High School and graduated in 1975. Jay is married to Anna Frissell, who is the Executive Director for the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center in Fargo.