|Birth name||Daryl Peter Earl Gibson|
|Date of birth||2 March 1975|
|Place of birth||Lumsden, New Zealand|
|School||Christchurch Boys' High School|
|University||University of Canterbury|
Christchurch College of Education
|Notable relative(s)||Justin Marshall (cousin)|
|Occupation(s)||Professional rugby union coach|
|Rugby union career|
Daryl Peter Earl Gibson (born 2 March 1975) is an international rugby coach and former New Zealand rugby union footballer. He played for the Crusaders in the Super Rugby and represented his country with the All Blacks. After success as assistant coach with the Waratahs side when they won the 2014 Super Rugby Championship, Gibson replaced Michael Cheika as head Coach of the team in 2015.
Gibson played for Canterbury and The Crusaders from 1993-2002 where he made a combined 168 appearances for the team that went on to win four Super Rugby crowns during that time. The internationally renowned centre also earned 19 caps for the New Zealand All Blacks. Between 1996 and 2001, Gibson represented New Zealand M?ori 12 times.
Gibson started his coaching career as a player and part-time backs coach with Glasgow Warriors, while in Glasgow, Gibson welcomed the arrival of his triplets Indy, Oscar and Finley.
In 2008 he returned home to his former Club the Canterbury Crusaders, this time as the Assistant Coach from 2008-2012. During Gibson's time the Crusaders progressed through to the semi final on four occasions and finished runners up in 2011, after an incredible year where the team played no home games because of the Christchurch earthquakes.
Gibson was also the Assistant Coach to the national Maori All Blacks side during 2010-2012. Alongside Head Coach Jamie Joseph. In 2010, the centenary series of 100 years of Maori rugby, the team had successful games against visiting teams Ireland and England.
Moving to Sydney in 2013, Gibson joined the NSW Waratahs. His first 2 seasons were transition years as the team roster welcomed a host of young players as established players departed overseas. In 2018, Gibson lead the Waratahs to the semi finals vs the Lions. In 2019 a promising start to the season was overshadowed by events surrounding star player Israel Folau.
Gibson is a qualified Physical Education teacher, has degrees in Commerce and Education. Gibson is currently completing his second master's degree. His research at Sydney University with his thesis entitled: "Coach Approach through losing streaks". It examines how the elite coaches in Australian Football League (AFL), National Rugby League (NRL) and Rugby Union, lead their teams through challenging situations of losing.
His education qualifications include: Masters of Education with Distinction (MEd Dist) (University of Canterbury), Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) (University of Canterbury), Bachelor of Education (BEd Phys Ed) (University of Canterbury), Diploma of Teaching (Dip. TCH) (Christchurch College of Education)
Gibson is married to Liana, and has four children including triplets Indy, Oscar and Finley.
| Tom French Memorial
M?ori rugby union player of the year