By Tim Kowols
When the Gibraltar Vikings take the field Friday night against the Newman Catholic Fighting Cardinals, it very well might be the last time Jim Laughlin stands on the sidelines as the team’s head coach. A commercial angler by day, Laughlin took the reins after Gibraltar’s head coach suddenly resigned. From the very beginning, Laughlin said he did not want the job on a full-time basis due to other commitments. However, he does have advice for whoever takes the lead whistle from him.
Gibraltar will look for a head football coach for the 2019 season as soon as this campaign ends. Prior to this year, Laughlin had experience as an assistant coach for the middle and high school teams.