Alumni spotlight: Jordan Gibson ’17 MacKenzie Riley Young | May 28, 2021

As a high school senior living in Georgia, Jordan Gibson was one of the most heavily recruited baseball players in his area. He had received a variety of scholarship offers and pretty much had his pick of schools from NCAA Division 2 and 3 programs until one college piqued his interest and stood out from the rest of the pack…Thomas College.

“Thomas was offering me something no other school could…not only could I play baseball in college, but I simultaneously had the opportunity to get my degree in (at the time) a brand-new sports management program.” Jordan continued to say that, “After my first visit to campus I knew that not only would I be getting a great education, but I would also be getting sincere mentors with both the vision and experience to help me craft a path towards achieving my goals.”

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During his time at Thomas, Jordan excelled on the field as captain of the baseball team, but he was equally impressive in the classroom and around campus as well. His hard work and engaging personality earned him not only his college degree, but also several networking opportunities and job offers prior to his graduation.

After graduating from Thomas in 2017, Jordan went on to earn his Master’s in Business Administration from New England College and moved back home to Georgia where he grew up. In no time at all, he was hired to become the assistant baseball coach at an exclusive private high school outside of Atlanta, fulfilling a long-term goal of his.

“I love everything about my job…a big reason that I’m in this position now is because of what started for me at Thomas.” Jordan went on to say that “I had great coaches and mentors like Kerry Smart and Corey Pelletier, I learned so much in the classroom, and on the field playing for Coach King. Thomas was a phenomenal experience for me…I gained life-long relationships and was able to build a second family there… to this day Thomas continues to open doors for me and present me with opportunities to realize my potential.”