Joe Gibbs is an American auto racing team owner and former professional football coach. Gibbs attended San Diego State University, coached by Don Coryell. Gibbs began his career as an offensive line coach at San Diego State under Coryell.
In football, he was the 20th and 26th head coach in the history of the NFL's Washington Football Team (1981–1992, 2004–2007). During his first stint in the NFL, he led Washington to eight playoff appearances, four NFC Championship titles, and three Super Bowl titles over 12 seasons. As of 2021, Gibbs is the only head coach to have won Super Bowls with three different starting quarterbacks. After retiring at the end of the 1992 season, he switched focus to NASCAR, forming the Joe Gibbs Racing team, which has since won five NASCAR Cup Series championships (as of 2021). In 2004, Gibbs came out of retirement to rejoin Washington as head coach, staying with them until 2007 when he again retired following the season's end.
Gibbs was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996, as well as being named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team. Gibbs was also inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2020. Also as of 2021, Gibbs is the only person in history to have won a Super Bowl, a NASCAR Cup Series Championship, and been inducted into both the Pro Football and NASCAR Halls of Fame.