Ian Gibbons, High Performance Director

Gibbons joins the Warriors with 16 years of experience in high performance. A native of England, Gibbons has previously held roles at Saracens and Scarlets in the UK, as well as Kenya Men’s 7s and USA Women’s 7s and more recently with Japan Women’s 7s at the Tokyo Olympic Games. In addition to his work overseas, Gibbons comes to Utah with multiple years of experience in Major League Rugby, helping the Seattle Seawolves to an MLR Championship in 2019 in addition to time with the San Diego Legion in 2021.

“I’m here to make a real difference,” said Gibbons. “It will be about being smart and strategic when it comes to creating the right environment where everyone can get better each day, enjoy what we do together and be part of something special. The exciting thing is we have a defined player pathway for local and domestic U.S talent and I am looking forward to influencing that side of the organization, as well as building and developing an interdisciplinary high-performance department alongside our partners at Intermountain Health to ensure we have a fit, powerful and resilient MLR squad capable of challenging for championships.”

Gibbons will work closely with new Warriors’ Head Coach Greg Cooper along with Assistant Coaches Shaun Davies and Robbie Abel.