Gabe Haberly enters his fifth season under head coach Chris Casey for the 2017 season.
Haberly, not head coach Chris Casey, was actually the first member of the new football staff hired by George Fox University - but not for football.
Haberly joined the Bruin athletics staff in 2012 as an assistant coach of the men’s and women’s track and field program under head coach John Smith, working primarily with the pole vaulters, javelin throwers and sprinters, five of whom won Northwest Conference championships. His work helped the Bruins achieve their third consecutive NWC women’s track and field crown. He will continue in that capacity while working with football as the wide receivers coach, film coach, and assisting Ken Ingram in the team’s strength and conditioning program. Haberly has coached two All-Conference wide receivers: Brad Lander and Trevor Daniels.
A native of Florence, Ore., and graduate of Siuslaw High School, he earned three letters as a quarterback and defensive back at Linfield College, helping the Wildcats win a Northwest Conference title and advance to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals in 2005. He also lettered four times in track and field, competing as a decathlete and winning NWC championships in the javelin in 2006 and the pole vault in 2009. He took 13th in the NCAA National Championships in the javelin in 2006, and was a USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree in 2006 and 2009. He graduated from Linfield with a BS in mathematics in 2009, and obtained his MS in biomechanics from Oregon State University in 2013.
Haberly remained at his alma mater from 2009-2012 to coach the wide receivers, with eight of them earning All-Conference honors. The ‘Cats won NWC titles all four seasons, advancing to the NCAA semifinals in 2009 and the quarterfinals in 2012. He also coached the pole vault, javelin, and multi-events for two seasons, coaching one NWC champion, one NCAA national champion and two NCAA All-Americans in the pole vault.
Haberly also taught calculus at Sheridan (Ore.) High School from 2009-11 and was the head coach of the track and field program there in 2010, coaching nine All-State athletes, a state runner-up in the triple jump, and two state champions in the 100-meter dash and the javelin.
In addition to his coaching duties at George Fox, Haberly is an adjunct professor in the department of Health and Human Performance, Mathematics and Education. He attends Safe Haven in McMinnville.