We aim to develop both the athletic skills and the personal character necessary to succeed on and off the field. We value determination, persistence, selflessness, trust, and good teammanship as necessary skills for individual and team success.
Gil Gibbs was a man that never played the game of lacrosse, who took over a fledgling lacrosse program at Montclair (NJ) High School and went 4-7 against what was regarded as a weak New Jersey lacrosse schedule. Eleven years later, in 1977, he was honored by the USILA with its Man of the Year Award for having established the first nationally recognized public high school lacrosse powerhouse, located outside of Maryland or Long Island. 35 years ago, he became the last high school coach to win this prestigious honor from the USILA. Tragically, after completing his 13th season, he died of cancer in 1978, at the age of 39.
On Monday, December 1st at 11:30am, Gilbert J. Gibbs, Jr. will be inducted into the NJSIAA Hall of Fame. The ceremony and luncheon will be held at the Pines Manor, Route 27, Edison, NJ. Mr. Gibbs will be the only person honored posthumously. It would be a great statement of gratitude and honor if we would support the Gibbs family and demonstrate our love and appreciation for Mr. Gibbs by supporting this event and showing up.