By Aram Tolegian
Charter Oak long snapper Tanner Gibas won the National Kicking and Snapping Spring Event put on by Chris Sailer Kicking/Rubio Long Snapping in Las Vegas last weekend. Gibas, who is also expected to start at linebacker for the Chargers, beat out 79 other long snappers from 40 states to take home the prize. His time, from first movement to ball arriving at the punter, was .68 seconds. (To continue, click thread).
“It’s an absolute rocket,” event co-organizer Chris Rubio said. “Put it this way, you would like to have anything under .77 and a pro snap is usually .75. He just has to control it. If he continues to work, there’s no reason he won’t advance.”
The news of Gibas’ win was especially pleasing for Chargers coach Lou Farrar, who has always taken pride in the Chargers’ special teams.
“I’ve always been concerned about special teams,” Farrar said.
“Some coaches give lip service about special teams, but they don’t really do anything about it. For me, it’s always a big thing. It’s the first thing we do at practice.”
Former Damien standout Hile now an assistant at Workman
Anthony Hile, a Tribune All-Area linebacker in 2006 while at Damien, has joined Scott Morrison’s staff at Workman as a linebackers coach.
Hile was also first-team All-CIF and Defensive MVP of the Sierra League in ’06. He played under Morrison during his varsity career.