Alumni on the Move: Jordan Gibson ‘17

Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Jordan Gibson was recently promoted to Coaches Director at TAKEOFF Performance Systems in Marietta, Georgia.

TAKEOFF Performance is a sport performance group that provides speed, agility, strength, and conditioning training for athletes of all ages and sports – through both classes and one-to-one, private lessons.

As Coaches Director, Jordan is responsible for scheduling and overseeing all the coaches. He helps the CEOs keep track of payroll and handle payments. Jordan is also in charge of registering athletes for classes and lessons. He supports promotional pieces, such as emails and social media.

On top of that, Jordan is also a speed, agility, strength, and conditioning specialist.

“I love my job because I’m able to share the knowledge I’ve gained through my years with the athletes,” he said. “It’s very challenging, and I learn something new every day when I walk in the facility. I’m very glad to be a part of a great team.”

Jordan says Thomas prepared him for this position through his professors and classes, especially the facility management course.

“I also used to meet with Corey Pelletier in Career Services to talk about what to expect in interviews and how I should present myself,” said Jordan. “I went to a lot of the guaranteed job sessions during my time at Thomas. I am also glad I did the Leadership Academy my first year, as I am using what I learned from it in my current role.”

Jordan, from Marietta, Georgia, studied sport management and played baseball at Thomas College. He actually found Thomas College through baseball, but fell in love with Thomas because of its offerings and its people.

“Thomas taught me that it’s okay to make mistakes. At Thomas, you have people around you who want you to succeed and who will help get you where you need to be in your future,” he said.

Jordan said he isn’t surprised that he was able to get such a cool job in performance training but is surprised to have a leadership role so early in his career.

“Every day, the CEOs tell me I’m doing a great job with everything. I love working for them. I am really blessed to have a leadership role at only 23 years old,” he said. “Thank you, Thomas College, for everything.”

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