The University of Memphis women's basketball team added Tara Gibson as the program's video coordinator before the 2011-12 season. Gibson brings a wealth of basketball experience to the Tigers, having previously served as the video coordinator with the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League after an extensive coaching career with stops in high school, college and professional basketball.
A graduate of UCF, Gibson started her coaching career as an assistant coach at Daytona Beach Community College from 1997-2002. In 2002, she was named the first assistant coach at Seminole Community College. While at Seminole, she also doubled up as a Director of Scouting/Player Promotions with the Clark Sports Group.
In 2005, Gibson served as the assistant general manager of the Daytona Beach Hawgs in the NIFL, overseeing business operations and overseeing interns while handling sales, media relations and administrative duties. She moved back to the coaching side in August of 2005 when she was named the head coach at Seminole Community College. She spent one season at the head of the Seminole CC program before becoming the head coach at Warner Christian Academy in 2007.
She moved into NCAA athletics in August of 2009, serving as an academic advisor at Bethune-Cookman University. She left Bethune-Cookman to go to work for Nancy Lieberman at the Texas Legends as an assistant coach and video coordinator in October of 2010.
Gibson has also coached at a men's Italian League Backcourt camp in 2005 and has served as an independent pro scout and consultant for various players and teams for overseas basketball and football. She also coached at Tom Newell's Winning Ways Men's Pro Combine.