Tex Gibbons

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Haskell "Tex"•Gibbons
Used nameTex•Gibbons
Born7 October 1907 in Elk City, Oklahoma (USA)
Died30 May 1984 in La Habra, California (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsMcPherson Oilers, McPherson, Kansas (USA)
NOC United States


In the early 30s, John Gibbons played his basketball at Southwestern College of Winfield, Kansas, but after graduation, like many of the stars of his day, he joined the AAU leagues. He played for several AAU teams but it was as a member of the McPherson Oilers that he qualified for the 1936 Olympic team. Gibbons also taught and coached at UCLA, before joining the employ of Phillips Oil and spent a long career in the oil business.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) USA Tex Gibbons
Basketball, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold