Marlon Tibbs was named Associate Head Coach on October 18th, 2017.
Marlon Tibbs is in his second season with the Dickinson State University Men’s Basketball program, including his first as Associate Head Coach. Coach Tibbs was originally hired by former Head Coach Justin Wetzel in March 2016, serving one season as the Blue Hawk’s Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach before being elevated to Associate Head Coach in October 2017 by current Head Coach Josh Vaughan.
Coach Tibbs began his coaching duties for the Blue Hawks Men’s Basketball program in March 2016 under former Head Coach Justin Wetzel as the Assistant Coach. In his first season as Assistant Coach for the Blue Hawks Coach Tibbs was instrumental in helping to elevate the Blue Hawks to a championship program in 2016-2017. The 2016-17 season saw the Blue Hawks win their first North Star Conference regular season conference championship since 2001, in addition their 22 wins in 2016-2017 marked only the 8th 20 win season in 93-years of Blue Hawk basketball.
Prior to joining the Blue Hawk’s Men’s Basketball coaching staff Coach Tibbs served for seven years from 2008-2015 as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana under legendary long time Head Coach Don Mast who is the all-time winningest college basketball coach in Montana history. In Coach Tibbs last season on the Men’s Basketball coaching staff at Dawson CC their team advanced to the NJCAA Region XIII Division 1 Regional Tournament Championship. During his time at Dawson CC as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Coach Tibbs coached, mentored and helped develop several NJCAA All-Region IX, All-Region XIII & All Mon-Dak Conference selections, and numerous NJCAA Academic All-Americans. During Tibbs time at Dawson CC as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach many of his players moved on to sign and play at four-year institutions at the NCAA Division 1, NCAA Division 2 and NAIA levels.
Coach Tibbs also served for five years from 2009-2014 as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Dawson Community College under Tracey Clingingsmith where he was a part of a five year transformation that saw the Women’s Basketball program go from a 0-30 program the first year to winning the NJCAA Region IX Division 1 regular season championship in year five with a 25-7 record. Dawson CC Women’s Basketball team was named the 2014 Region IX Sportsmanship Award Winner during Coach Tibbs last season as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. During his time as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Dawson CC Coach Tibbs had the opportunity to coach, mentor and help develop 1 NJCAA All-American, 5 All-Region IX players, numerous All Mon-Dak Conference selections and several NJCAA Academic All-Americans. During Tibbs time at Dawson CC as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach many of his players moved on to sign and play at four-year institutions at the NCAA Division 1, NCAA Division 2 and NAIA levels.
Coach Tibbs also served as the Assistant Athletic Director at Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana for five years.
A native of East Saint Louis, Illinois, Coach Tibbs comes from a family rooted in athletics. Besides his own athletic accomplishments Coach Tibbs uncle Dwight Jones played basketball for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats and was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association before going on to play professionally overseas in Spain, Italy, Israel, Belgium and several other countries for several years. His uncle Donald Jones played football for the University of Indiana Hoosiers. His uncle Frederick Jones played football at Iowa State University. His cousin Brad Jones starred at linebacker for the University of Colorado and won a NFL Super Bowl championship with the Green Bay Packers as outside linebacker in Super Bowl XLV in 2011. His cousin Preston Jones played running back at Arizona State University.
Coach Tibbs is also a certified basketball official with the National Federation of State High School Associations and officiates high school and collegiate basketball games in the region when his schedule permits him to. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, listening to music, working out and watching any competitive sports.
Coach Tibbs is the son of Mrs. Stephanie Jones Tibbs and Mr. Lance Tibbs. Coach Tibbs is the oldest of three children born to Mrs. Stephanie and Mr. Lance Tibbs. His younger sister Ciarra Tibbs resides in Saint Louis, Missouri and his younger brother Dustin Tibbs resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Coach Tibbs is single and resides in Dickinson, North Dakota.