Coy joined the NFL's Washington Redskins in 2004 as Offensive Quality Control Coach. He was very familiar with the work required for NFL coaching. Gibbs grew up on the sidelines of RFK Stadium and spent much of his free time assisting the Redskins staff during summer training camps and other workouts throughout the years. As a collegiate player, Coy was a standout linebacker at Stanford from 1991-1994. He led the Cardinals in tackles his senior season with 84 (51 solo), and was a key member of the PAC-10 co-champion team that beat Penn State in the Blockbuster Bowl in 1992.
After Stanford, Coy worked as a lower assembly specialist for the Joe Gibbs Racing NHRA Funny Car driven by Cruz Pedregon. “It was the worst job you can have in drag racing. You are basically on your back and have stuff poured on you all day,” said Gibbs. Coy enjoyed working with the drag racing team, but soon had the itch to try racing himself.
He built a late-model race car and picked up driving experience by entering races at local tracks, running 40 races in one year. Hard work paid off for him in 1999, when he began racing in the NASCAR Slim Jim All-Pro Series. He went on to win Rookie of the Year honors and finish 10th in drivers points.
Gibbs started the Craftsman Truck Series program at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2000. Coy assembled a team that included himself as the driver. In 2001, he had two top-five finishes and seven top-ten finishes. In 2002, he led the program to a 10th overall with 14 top-ten finishes. He then went on to compete in the Nationwide (formerly Busch) program at Joe Gibbs Racing. Coy finished his rookie Nationwide season with two top-ten finishes. Since then, the JGR Nationwide Program has grown into a key element of JGR, now fielding a multi-car effort with its own 100,000-plus square-foot race shop.
Coy is the key driver of the JGR professional Supercross and Motocross program. He has always been an action sports enthusiast. As a young boy, Gibbs had a very successful BMX career, winning championships at the expert level. He also rode motocross with his brother, J.D., and has followed professional motocross and its evolution with great interest.
Coy and his wife, Heather, live in Charlotte, NC, and have four children--Ty, Elle, Case, and Jett. Taking after his father, Ty has become an avid car racer.