Joe Gibbs, member of the NFL Hall of Fame & NASCAR team owner, will be signing copies of Game Plan for Life: Your Personal Playbook for Success.
Here are the event date and locations:
- 7/28/09 7:30 PM at the McLean Bible Church – Leesburg Pike. McLean, VA.
- 7/28/09 Noon at Books-A-Million – Dupont Circle NW. Washington, DC.
- 7/29/09 11:00 AM at Costco. – Chantilly Crossing. Chantilly, VA.
- 7/31/09 Noon at LifeWay – Centrum Parkway. Pineville, NC.
Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940) is an American football coach, NASCAR Championship team owner, and two time NHRA Pro Stock team owner. He was the 20th and 26th head coach in the history of the Washington Redskins. Well known for his long hours and work ethic, Gibbs constructed what Steve Sabol has called, “The most diverse dynasty in NFL history,” building championship teams with many players who have had mediocre to average careers while playing for other NFL teams.
During his first stint in the National Football League, he coached the Redskins for 12 seasons and led them to eight playoff appearances, four NFC Championship titles, and three Super Bowl titles. After retiring at the end of the 1992 season, he switched focus to his NASCAR team, Joe Gibbs Racing, which has won three championships under his ownership, one with former driver Bobby Labonte and two with Tony Stewart. On January 7, 2004, Gibbs came out of retirement to rejoin the Redskins as head coach and team president, signing a 5-year, $28.5 million contract.
On January 8, 2008, Gibbs resigned as Redskins’ head coach and team president. Overall, during his 16 years with the team, Gibbs had only three losing seasons and led the team to 10 playoff appearances. He remains with the organization as “Special Advisor” to the team owner Daniel Snyder.
Hall of Fame
In 1996, Gibbs was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was one of the winningest coaches in NFL history, at that time having a record of 124 wins and 60 losses, and a post-season record of 16 wins and five losses. His combined winning percentage of .683 was third all-time (behind Vince Lombardi and John Madden). In his 12 seasons, the Redskins won 4 NFC East titles, reached the playoffs 8 times, and finished with a losing record only once (7-9 in 1988). Gibbs is also the only NFL coach to ever win three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks and three different starting running backs.