The Moeller Crusaders have elevated junior varsity coach Brad Gibson to the head coach of the varsity team, replacing 16-year veteran Mike Reeder.
“I am honored and humbled to become the next head hockey coach at my alma mater,” said Gibson. “Since 1982 our former players and coaches have worked to establish Moeller as the premier high school program in southwest Ohio.”
Moeller won the White Division of the Capital Hockey Conference in 2017-18 and moved up to the Red Division this past season.
The Crusaders posted an overall record of 14-12-1 and finished sixth in the CHC Red Division. They won the consolation bracket of the Blue Jackets Cup before advancing to the district quarterfinals of the state tournament, where a 3-2 triple-overtime loss to Olentangy Liberty ended their season.
“I want to thank Coach Mike Reeder for his many years of service and bringing Moeller to the Capital Conference to compete at the highest level of high school hockey in the state,” Gibson said. “I am excited to work with an incredible group of young men who are committed to building on this legacy and taking the program to the next level.”
Gibson coached the JVs for the past three seasons. He graduated from Moeller in 2000 after playing four years of hockey for the Crusaders. He earned a bachelor's degree in history and economics from Boston College in 2004, a master's degree in education from Xavier University in 2005, and a law degree from NKU Chase College of Law in 2010.
--- Scott Harrington for Ohio Hockey Digest