Craig Gibson: Mercer University

Note: Bio updated on 8/8/18

Craig Gibson

Craig Gibson quietly has established the Mercer University baseball program as one of the nation's best. The longtime coach has spent the past 16 seasons having led the Bears to unparalleled success during his tenure including a Top-100 ranking as a program by D1Baseball.com.

Since taking over for long-time skipper Barry Myers in 2004, Gibson has guided the Bears from the depths of the Atlantic Sun Conference to the top of the SoCon as one of the most respected programs in the southeast including an unprecedented run over the last nine years.

Under Gibson’s tutelage, Mercer has set a program record with eight-straight seasons of 35 wins or more. Gibson holds a 508-353 career coaching mark.

He has helped develop countless players and sent them into the professional ranks. Perhaps his biggest was 2016 Golden Spikes Award winner and consensus All-American Kyle Lewis, who was drafted No. 11 overall by the Seattle Mariners in the MLB Draft. Gibson’s mentorship of Lewis helped the junior center fielder develop into one of college baseball’s premier positional players.