WVU Football: Tony Gibson Plays Santa in West Virginia Hometown

BY Fansided and Phil Poling/FanSided via Hail WV • December 17, 2016

Tony Gibson isn’t just one of the best defensive coaches in college football, he’s also one of the most caring men in the sport.

Following the Mountaineers practice on Thursday, Gibson traveled to Van High School in Boone County, W. Va. to present a few gifts to families needing some support for the holidays. 50 families from the community that make up Van High, Gibson’s alma mater, received $20,000 worth of gift cards to be used for toys, clothes, and food.

“I want those kids to wake up on Christmas morning and feel like every other kid does,” said the defensive coordinator. “They have gifts to open up.”

He also said how he doesn’t want kids to be asked at school, “What’d you get?” and not have an answer. Gibson plans to make this hometown holiday gifting a Mountaineer tradition.

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