Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940, in Mocksville, North Carolina) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. He is the 20th and 26th head coach in the history of the Washington Redskins. Well known for his long hours and work ethic, Joe Gibbs put together championship teams with players who may have had mediocre careers if playing for other NFL teams. During his first stint in the National Football League, he coached the Redskins for 12 seasons and lead them to eight playoff appearances, four NFC Championship titles, and three Super Bowl titles. After retiring at the end of the 1992 season, he switched focus to his NASCAR team, Joe Gibbs Racing, which won three championships under his ownership. On January 7, 2004, Gibbs came out of retirement to rejoin the Redskins as head coach and team president, signing a 5-year, $28.5 million contract. He is only active coach in the NFL to be inducted into Hall of Fame as a coach..
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