Charles 'Hoot' Gibson, longtime Scott County coach, dies at 75

gkocher1@herald-leader.comApril 3, 2014 

Charles "Hoot" Gibson, a longtime coach in various sports at Scott County High School, died Wednesday night after a tractor accident. He was 75.

Gibson was feeding cattle when the tractor flipped and rolled over onto him, Scott County Coroner John Goble said.

Goble pronounced Gibson dead at the scene at Old Frankfort Pike and Ironworks Pike at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday.

"He was unrolling a rolled bale of hay with the front end of his tractor, and it flipped on him and trapped him underneath," Goble said.

Gibson attended Garth School in Scott County for 12 years, where he was a four-year letterman and honorable mention all-state selection in football. He also played basketball and ran track.

Gibson began his collegiate career at Georgetown College in 1957, where he never missed a game as a four-year starter. He served on the student council and was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity.

After graduating in 1962, Gibson was hired as assistant football coach at Carrollton High School. From 1967 to 1995, Gibson served in numerous roles at Scott County High School, including head football and baseball coach, assistant basketball coach, dean of students, and co-athletic director.

Since his 1995 retirement from the school district, Gibson remained an active supporter of Georgetown College Tiger Football. In 2009, he was named to the Georgetown College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Carter Gibson.

Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home in Georgetown. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Georgetown Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either Georgetown Baptist Church or the Georgetown College football program.

Greg Kocher: (859) 231-3305. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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