The Kansas City Comets have a new head coach. All-time leading scorer for the Comets will step up to be the head coach. Gibson was already an assistant coach for the Comets but will now be the top man.
Gibson has a wealth of experience in the indoor game as well as outdoor and has also been called up to the U.S. National Futsal team.
The Comets have signed Gibson to a three-year contract that will allow him to continue playing and coaching through 2022. Plans are to add an assistant coach, goalkeeper coach and strength and conditioning coach to the team as well.
Gibson has been with the Comets since their rebirth in 2010 and leads the franchise in goals, assists, points ad games played.
“When you think of who you want to represent your organization to the community in which you live, Leo Gibson personifies every quality imaginable,” said Comets managing partner Brian Budzinski via press release. “After numerous interviews with multiple candidates, I kept coming back to Leo. He understands the modern indoor game, he has a tireless work ethic, he is a man of faith, and he is respected beyond reproach by his peers. I can’t tell you how excited I am to officially announce Leo as the leader of the Kansas City Comets moving forward.”
“I feel honored. It’s something that I’ve dreamt of, so I was excited for the opportunity and the challenge,” said Gibson via press release. “I’ve been around this team since they got back into the league in 2010, and I’ve worked with every coach that has been a part of this organization, and I feel like I’ve learned from them, and I’m looking to bring a little bit of different things I felt like were a success, and just my own experience.”