MEET THE Staff
President & Founder Coach George Gibson
A resident of Murfreesboro since 2005, Coach Gibson brings his experience to Above the Rim Gym. Beginning at 13 years old, Coach Gibson went on to play at the AAAA high school level as a 3-year starter and served as Varsity Captain for two years at Little Rock High School. Coach Gibson made All-State his senior year and was selected to play for the Arkansas High School All-Star teams. For his efforts, he was awarded a full basketball scholarship to play at the University of Central Arkansas (U C A). Through his four years at the collegiate level, he played for the U C A Bears in two Conference Tournaments, advanced to the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City and was selected to compete as a College All-Star. Coach Gibson also received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas.
A veteran of coaching youth in Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, and Tennessee through a variety of venues, Coach Gibson founded Above the Rim Gym basketball academy in 2006. In 2007, he founded the Middle Tennessee Knights as a team without a home gym, extended coaching staff, or sponsors. In 2016, Team ARG will begin its 9th season playing in various tourneys around Tennessee, Kentucky and surrounding states by providing youth athletes an opportunity to play competitive basketball.
As a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, Coach Gibson has received certification in Double Goal Coaching in "Coaching For Winning Life Lessons" (2010), "Developing Triple-Impact Competitors" and "Culture Practicing and Games" (both in 2012). Coach Gibson also completed 3 additional coaching certifications: "NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching", "Tennessee State Coaching Component" and "First Aid, Health and Safety For Coaches" (all in 2013).
Coach Gibson is married and a father of four. He continues his career in operations and remains active within his community through coaching and attends World Outreach Church. He is founder of Above the Rim Gym and also served as Assistant Head Coach at Central Magnet High School in Murfreesboro (2013-2014) and Head Freshman Coach for Blackman High School (2015-2018).
Above the Rim Gym is a 501 c 3 organization and proud member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
February 11,2021 Coach Gibson years of service in the sports community was recognized with the presentation of the Unity Celebration's Un-song Hero Award, in recognition of his Outstanding Contribution of Excellence in Sports to the Middle Tennessee Community. this award is sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University
Coach George Gibson: President and Founder
Susanne Gibson: Vice President Marketing
Will Holt: Middle School Coach
Edward Kalu: High School
Rayshawn Frazier: JV Coach
Trenton Gibson: Director of Personnel- Freshman Tusculum University
Andy Rice (Recruiting) Shooting and Skills Development
Administrative Assistants: Middle School Raychelle Flannagan, Lasheena Barnes and High School Trista Gibson
Chaplin Clyde Gresham
Relocating to Murfreesboro from Ohio in 1994, Clyde Gresham is a valuable consultant to the coaching staff, often lending his talents to the team. Clyde is married and is a father to four grown children. A 16-year veteran of the United States Army, 14-year associate minister at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, a 30 year member of the Nashville-based Fellowship of Christian Athletes and TSSAA-certified Referee, Coach Gresham continues his career at Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro. He joined Above the Rim Gym in 2008.