|By: Matthew Hester
Columbus Lions Indoor Football
Media Relations Director
COLUMBUS, GA (July 16, 2012) – The Columbus Lions of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) are proud to announce they have re-signed Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Jason Gibson with the upcoming 2013 season being his seventh overall with the Lions.
After concluding their first season in the PIFL ending with a sixth consecutive trip to the playoffs, over the weekend Coach Jason Gibson inked a deal ensuring he will return to the Lions for a seventh season.
With a combined 60-26 career regular-season and post-season record, three division titles and a SIFL 2010 Championship, Gibson returns to a Columbus team that finished the 2012 PIFL season number one in both passing offense (269 yards/game) and total offense (280 yards/game).
The Calvert, MD native and former Fairmont State University, WV receiver played 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. Over the last six years, Coach Gibson and Lions staff have produced nine “Players of the Year” including two in 2012 with WR Maurice Dupree (Offensive Player of the Year) and WR London Crawford (Rookie Offensive Player of the Year).
Gibson’s career .700 winning percentage with the Lions is one of the highest in arena or indoor football and over the past six seasons thirty-two players have signed NFL, Canadian Football League or Arena Football League contracts.
Simultaneously, the club announced that Scott Lunato has been named the Director of Front Office Operations for the upcoming 2013 season. In addition to serving as the Lions Team Trainer for the past two seasons, Scott will be retiring from the Army in the coming months after serving for the past 26 years.
The Columbus Lions have declared 2013 as “The Year of the Fan.” Season ticket holders are getting the very best deals with every lower or upper level adult season ticket paid in full, your child 12 and under will receive a season ticket as well.
Jungle Seats have also been reduced in price more than 30%! We even have $30 season tickets in the Upper Level during the month of July. So don't wait or hesitate, current season ticket holders have first right of refusal until August 31st, 2012.
For more information, contact the Lions front office at 706-322-3336 or log on to www.columbuslions.net.