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Charles Gipson, Jr.

Director of Athletics

Charles Gipson, Jr. is Xavier’s Director of Athletics and has been a member of the team since 2014. Charles was born in Orange, California. Having shown great promise and talent as a baseball player throughout high school and college, Charles was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 1991 and debuted in the Major leagues in 1998 at the age of 25. He played eight years in the major leagues as outfielder and third baseman for the Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and retired with the Houston Astros in 2005. Charles received his Bachelors Degree from Concordia University.

Outside of the classroom, Charles volunteers in his community in giving his time for children. Charles has been a part of the March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity; Make a Wish Foundation and the Mariner’s D.R.E.A.M. Foundation. He is a dedicated father and loves his family. Charles centers his life on being a role model and teaching children about the love of Christ. He is a member of Houston’s First Baptist Church, Chairman of the Board for Children 4 Tomorrow, and a member of Major League Baseball Alumni Association. He was a part of the United States government Iraqi campaign 2008-2009 MWR Director Baghdad, Iraq. As part of the 2001 Seattle Mariners major league baseball team, he set the record for the most wins ever in Major League Baseball (116). He was also a part of two World Series teams (the 2003 New York Yankees and 2005 Houston Astros) and a member of the College Hall of Fame in 2012. He also received the Guiding Star award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015. He practices jiu jitsu, loves to fish and has a chocolate labradoodle named Bear.

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