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Danny Gibson

By Julie Watson, 04/08/21, 7:00PM CDT


Danny Gibson

Director of Coaching

Phone: 405.875.2820

Coaching Philosophy

I have a real belief in recalibrating the youth soccer player and parent's idea of success. Success for me is a player that loves the game and loves the ball. It's a player that plays and trains at home, that watches the game and visualizes and dream. It's a player that makes autonomous decisions on the field as their technical foundation is so proficient that they are able to execute the right action in any given moment. Success is a player with confidence and creativity and the freedom to express themselves with the ball at their feet! When we get a team full of these type of players, and families that trust and believe in this process then true success will come in both definitions of the word!



East Renfrewshire, Scotland


Coaching Experience

Assistant Coach, Oklahoma City FC, NPSL (2013)
Assistant Coach, Oklahoma City Energy FC U-23’s, PDL (2016, 2018)
Volunteer Assistant, Oklahoma City Energy FC, USL (2018 off season)

Graduate Assistant Coach at USAO (2012)

Director of Coaching at OEFC West (2019-Current)
8 years with competitive club, Oklahoma Energy Football Club (Central)
- 3 State Championships
- 2 State Finalists
- 5 Presidents Cup Championships
- 4 Presidents Cup Finalists 
- 1 SRPL Championship
- 1 National Super Y-League Championship
- 1 President’s Cup Regional Championship Runner Up
US Development Academy Head Coach 04 Girls
Oklahoma Olympic Development Program Coach (2013-2015)
Edmond Soccer Club Lead Coach, Girls 2012’s (2018-2019)

Camp Director & Community Relations Manager, Oklahoma City Energy FC, USL (2015-2019)
Camp Coach at OU Soccer Camp (2009)
USAO Camp Coach (2009-2019)
OEFC Camp Coach (2009-2019)

Playing Experience

Professional Youth Trainee at Hamilton Acidemicals Football Club (Hamilton, Scotland) (02-06)
Professional at Hamilton Acidemicals Football Club (Scottish Championship) (06-07)

PDL at Springfield Demize (Springfield, Missouri) (08)
PDL at Oklahoma City F.C (Oklahoma City, OK) (2012)

The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma (Chickasha, OK) (07-2010)

High School Woodfarm High School, East Renfrewshire, Scotland

Getting to know Coach Danny ...

Danny has 3 daughters; Lilliana, Lorelei, and Lennox. He is married to Brittany, who he says is a better player than he ever was.

Favorite Quote?  “Although talent feels and looks predestined, in fact we have a good deal of control over what skills we develop, and we have more potential than we might ever presume to guess.” Daniel Coyle