Gilbert Wiggins comes to Shaw University from Green Hope High School where he help guide the Falcons to a conference championship and three straight appearances in the playoffs. Wiggins served all three years as the defensive coordinator.
Prior to that he spent his second season coaching stint at North Carolina Central University, where he coached outside linebackers and served as the defensive coordinator from 2008-2011.
In 2007 Wiggins was defensive back coach at NCCU, then was Outside Linebacker coach 2008-2011. He was promoted to Defensive Coordinator in 2010-11. He was Defensive Coordinator at NCCU 2001-2003. His defense was #1 in total defensive stats in the NCAA Division II. He was named NCAA Defensive Coordinator of the year by Football Monthly magazine for the second time.
After NCCU, Wiggins served as defensive backs coach at Winston Salem State University in 2003, then as defensive coordinator at Virginia Union University in 2004.
During his 2005-2006 campaigns, Wiggins was the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Livingstone College for his second stint. He had previously spent eight years as a member of the Blue Bears coaching staff from 1993-2000, including four seasons as defensive coordinator (1997-2000).
In 1997, he was awarded the NCAA Defensive Coordinator of the Year Award for the first time in his career after helping lead the Blue Bears to two CIAA Football Championships.
Wiggins was a four-year letterman at Elizabeth City State University, starting three years as a defensive back (1976-79).