Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame

Viking

Ken Gibler

Class of 1980

Ken graduated from Missouri Valley College in 1957, earning four letters in football and two letters in track and field.  During his senior season Ken was co-captain of the football team and received the Williamson’s first team Little All-American Honors and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention Honors.

Following graduation from Missouri Valley College Ken went to Blue Springs (MO) High School to teach Physical Education and to be the Head Football and Track Coach.

Ken went on to Northern Arizona University to complete his Master’s Degree while working as a Professor of Physical Education, Head Track Coach, and Assistant Football Coach.

Ken returned to Missouri Valley College in 1968 as Head Football and Track Coach, and as an Associate Professor of Physical Education.  In 1973 Ken was appointed the Missouri Valley College Director of Athletics.  During his 12 seasons as head football coach Ken had a record of 90-27-6; his team’s competed in two bowl games and in two NAIA National Championship Play-Offs, won six conference championships, and numerous coaching awards.