Coach Gifford is entering his 21sth year of teaching and coaching. He teaches Biology and is the Offensive Coordinator and coaches the Quarterbacks. He is also the Head Coach for the new Power Lifting team for the second year.
Coach Gifford graduated from Amarillo Palo Duro where he played football and baseball. He was also involved in various student organizations. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas in 1994. He also received his Masters of Education from the University of North Texas in 2011.
Coach Gifford has been an Offensive and Defensive Coordinator as well as Head Power Lifting and Head Track and Field Coach. Coach Gifford has coached in Amarillo, Justin Northwest, Lake Dallas, Clarendon, Fort Worth and most recently Crowley, Texas before coming to Estacado High School.
In his spare time, Coach Gifford likes to ride his Harley Davidson as well as travel. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
Coach Gifford's dad, brother and sister-in-law reside in Amarillo. His mother resides in Lubbock.