Former Tulane coach Gibson diesFormer Tulane coach Gibson dies

KENNER, La. (AP) - Former Tulane football coach Vince Gibson has died.

According to a news release from the Kenner Mayor's Office, Gibson passed away at his home on Tuesday. He was 78.

Gibson, who also coached at Kansas State and Louisville, had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's disease," and was fighting it for the past year.

Gibson coached at Tulane from 1980-82, compiling a 17-17 record. He took the Green Wave to the Hall of Fame Bowl in his first season, but Tulane lost 34-15 to Arkansas. Gibson also coached the New Orleans Night of the Arena Football League for the 1992 season.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

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