Former Osceola baseball coach Kevin Mullins has accepted the head coaching job at Gibbs.
Mullins, 48, takes over for Antonio Knox, who resigned to focus solely on football. Mullins inherits a team that was 0-20 last season and has won only once in the past seven seasons.
"I'm extremely excited about this,'' Mullins said. "I know we can make a difference there. I'm not talking about winning a district championship right away or anything, but if we can win three or four games and get this program on the right track we'll be satisfied. It's going to be a slow process, but I know we can get it done.''
Mullins coached at Osceola from 2007-10 and the Warriors won a district championship in '09. They made the playoffs in 2009-10 under Mullins. He resigned after the 2010 season and moved to Kentucky, then returned to Pinellas County a year later. Mullins works for a temporary staffing agency.
"My wife told me that I'd be miserable if I wasn't coaching,'' Mullins said. "This Gibbs opportunity came along and I can't wait to get started.''