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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 2:00PM - 5:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Lakeview Church Party in the Park

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Tue., Apr. 22, 2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Family Resource Night Extravaganza

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Fri., Apr. 25, 2014 11:00AM - 12:30PM EDT Colts In Motion - Plainfield Elementary Schools Walkathon

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 10:00AM EDT Colts In Motion - Indy Mutt Strut

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Sun., Apr. 27, 2014 10:00AM - 5:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - WTHR Health & Fitness Expo

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Fri., May. 09, 2014 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT Official Draft Party On Friday, May 9, fans can attend the team’s Official Drafty Day Party, sponsored in part by Bud Light and 1070 The Fan, to catch coverage of the draft at Colts Grille from 6-9 p.m.
  • Fri., Jun. 13, 2014 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Cool Creek Concert Series

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Mon., Jun. 16, 2014 6:00PM - 8:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Indiana FFA Convention Chapter Fun Night

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Fri., Jun. 20, 2014 9:00AM - 11:00AM EDT Colts In Motion - Touch A Truck

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Sat., Jun. 28, 2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Indiana Legend Carl Storie with special guest Brett Wiscons Concert

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

Coaches

Joe Gilbert
Offensive Line Coach
College:
Hamilton College
Hometown:
Horseheads, NY
Experience:
2

Following his first season in Indianapolis, Joe Gilbert was elevated to the team’s offensive line coach for the start of the 2013 campaign. Gilbert enters his 27th year of coaching, which includes 25 years at the collegiate level.

 

Last season, Gilbert assisted with a Colts offensive line that provided time for quarterback Andrew Luck to set NFL rookie records for passing yards (4,374), attempts (627) and 300-yard passing games (six). The line also opened holes for a Colts rushing attack to generate 27.5 rushing attempts per game and 104.4 rushing yards per game, which is the most for Indianapolis dating back to 2007.

 

Gilbert helped groom an offensive line that featured three new starters, including center Samson Satele, right guard Mike McGlynn and right tackle Winston Justice. McGlynn and Anthony Castonzo, the team’s 2011 first round draft pick, both started all 16 regular season contests while Jeff Linkenbach (eight), Joe Reitz (eight), A.Q. Shipley (five) and Seth Olsen (four) started games as well.

 

Gilbert joined the Colts following three seasons at the University of Illinois. He was the assistant head coach/offensive line coach from 2010-11 after joining the Illini as the team’s offensive line coach in 2009. Gilbert guided an Illinois offensive line in 2010 that paved the way for school- records in total points and points per game, as well as running back Mikel Leshoure's school record 1,697 rushing yards. The Illini led the Big Ten and ranked 11th in the nation in rushing.

In 2009, Gilbert guided an offensive line that assisted the team in averaging over 200 yards rushing per game, which ranked second in the conference and 17th nationally. He tutored second-team All-America selection, Jon Asamoah, who was the team MVP, becoming the first offensive lineman to earn the honor since 1976. Asamoah currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. While at Illinois, Gilbert also tutored Jeff Allen who was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Chiefs.

Before coming to Illinois, Gilbert spent one season at the University of Houston (2008), where he led an offensive line that helped the team rank second in the nation in passing and total offense and 10th in scoring offense. The Cougars averaged 562 yards of total offense and 40 points per game as the line blocked for quarterback Case Keenum's 400 yards of total offense per game. Houston also featured 2008 All-Conference USA first-team selection, tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who has spent the last four seasons with the New England Patriots.

Gilbert arrived in Houston after spending the 2007 campaign at the University of Toledo. He coached the tight ends in 2007, his second stint on the Rockets' coaching staff. Gilbert worked with the offensive line at Toledo from 2001-03 before leaving to take the offensive line coaching position at the University of Central Florida, where he spent three seasons (2004-06).

In 2006, UCF ranked 30th nationally in passing offense (233.75 ypg.) and 34th in total offense (373.2 ypg.). Golden Knights offensive lineman Kyle Smith earned honorable mention All-Conference USA accolades under Gilbert's tutelage. Gilbert's offensive line was one of Central Florida’s most consistent units in 2005. The group helped pave the way for Conference USA Freshman of the Year Kevin Smith, who totaled 1,178 yards on the ground from his tailback position. Center Cedric Gagne-Marcoux garnered Conference USA All-Conference first-team recognition, while guard L.J. Anderson and tackle Patrick Brown (Minnesota Vikings) earned All-Freshman Team honors. Guard Josh Sitton was also a member of the offensive line in 2006 and is currently playing for the Green Bay Packers.

During his first stint at Toledo, Gilbert helped develop one of the nation's top offensive lines and also helped groom future New England Patriots starter Nick Kaczur. In 2001, Gilbert guided the Rocket offensive line to an outstanding season, helping pave the way for Mid-American Conference and Motor City Bowl championships. Toledo ranked 13th in the nation in total offense (444.5 ypg.), 16th in scoring offense (34.9 ppg.) and 17th in rushing offense (213.4 ypg.) that season. Gilbert's offensive line enjoyed a banner year in 2002 as the Rockets ranked fifth in the nation in total offense (472.2 ypg.), 11th in scoring (35.4 ppg.) and 16th in rushing (214.3 ypg.), while earning a second MAC West title and a repeat visit to the Motor City Bowl. Kaczur and center Chris Tuminello earned All-MAC first-team honors. In 2003, the Rockets ranked 11th in the country in total offense (462.7 ypg.) and sixth in passing efficiency (155.5). Kaczur made first-team All-MAC while fellow offensive tackle Erik Faasen earned second-team honors.

Gilbert also worked as a head coach at Mansfield (Pa.) in 2000, and as an assistant coach at Maine from 1994-99, including four years as offensive coordinator (1996-99). During his tenure with the Black Bears, Gilbert directed an offense that set 11 school and five NCAA I-AA records. Prior to coaching at Maine, Gilbert was the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Northeastern from 1991-93, and assistant line coach and recruiting coordinator at Pennsylvania from 1989-1990. He started his career as a graduate assistant at Albany from 1987-88.

Gilbert was a standout at Horseheads (N.Y.) High School where he earned All-Twin-Tier honors before attending Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. A four-year starter on the offensive line at Hamilton, Gilbert was a three-time all-conference selection, and in his senior season, became the first Hamilton player to earn first-team All-America honors.

A 1983 graduate of Horseheads High School, Gilbert earned a bachelor's degree in government at Hamilton in 1987. He and his wife, Cheryl, have a daughter, Madison, and three sons, Nicholas, Joseph and Timothy.

Coaching Career

1987-1988       Albany                         Graduate Assistant

1989-1990       Pennsylvania               Assistant Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator

1991-1993       Northeastern               Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator

1994-1995       Maine                          Offensive Line

1996-1999       Maine                          Offensive Coordinator

2000                Mansfield (Pa.)            Head Coach

2001-2003       Toledo                         Offensive Line

2004-2006       Central Florida Offensive Line

2007                Toledo                         Tight Ends

2008                Houston                       Offensive Line

2009                Illinois                          Offensive Line

2010-2011       Illinois                          Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line

2012                Indianapolis Colts        Assistant Offensive Line

2013                Indianapolis Colts        Offensive Line

Following his first season in Indianapolis, Joe Gilbert was elevated to the team’s offensive line coach for the start of the 2013 campaign. Gilbert enters his 27th year of coaching, which includes 25 years at the collegiate level.

 

Last season, Gilbert assisted with a Colts offensive line that provided time for quarterback Andrew Luck to set NFL rookie records for passing yards (4,374), attempts (627) and 300-yard passing games (six). The line also opened holes for a Colts rushing attack to generate 27.5 rushing attempts per game and 104.4 rushing yards per game, which is the most for Indianapolis dating back to 2007.

 

Gilbert helped groom an offensive line that featured three new starters, including center Samson Satele, right guard Mike McGlynn and right tackle Winston Justice. McGlynn and Anthony Castonzo, the team’s 2011 first round draft pick, both started all 16 regular season contests while Jeff Linkenbach (eight), Joe Reitz (eight), A.Q. Shipley (five) and Seth Olsen (four) started games as well.

 

Gilbert joined the Colts following three seasons at the University of Illinois. He was the assistant head coach/offensive line coach from 2010-11 after joining the Illini as the team’s offensive line coach in 2009. Gilbert guided an Illinois offensive line in 2010 that paved the way for school- records in total points and points per game, as well as running back Mikel Leshoure's school record 1,697 rushing yards. The Illini led the Big Ten and ranked 11th in the nation in rushing.

In 2009, Gilbert guided an offensive line that assisted the team in averaging over 200 yards rushing per game, which ranked second in the conference and 17th nationally. He tutored second-team All-America selection, Jon Asamoah, who was the team MVP, becoming the first offensive lineman to earn the honor since 1976. Asamoah currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. While at Illinois, Gilbert also tutored Jeff Allen who was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Chiefs.

Before coming to Illinois, Gilbert spent one season at the University of Houston (2008), where he led an offensive line that helped the team rank second in the nation in passing and total offense and 10th in scoring offense. The Cougars averaged 562 yards of total offense and 40 points per game as the line blocked for quarterback Case Keenum's 400 yards of total offense per game. Houston also featured 2008 All-Conference USA first-team selection, tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who has spent the last four seasons with the New England Patriots.

Gilbert arrived in Houston after spending the 2007 campaign at the University of Toledo. He coached the tight ends in 2007, his second stint on the Rockets' coaching staff. Gilbert worked with the offensive line at Toledo from 2001-03 before leaving to take the offensive line coaching position at the University of Central Florida, where he spent three seasons (2004-06).

In 2006, UCF ranked 30th nationally in passing offense (233.75 ypg.) and 34th in total offense (373.2 ypg.). Golden Knights offensive lineman Kyle Smith earned honorable mention All-Conference USA accolades under Gilbert's tutelage. Gilbert's offensive line was one of Central Florida’s most consistent units in 2005. The group helped pave the way for Conference USA Freshman of the Year Kevin Smith, who totaled 1,178 yards on the ground from his tailback position. Center Cedric Gagne-Marcoux garnered Conference USA All-Conference first-team recognition, while guard L.J. Anderson and tackle Patrick Brown (Minnesota Vikings) earned All-Freshman Team honors. Guard Josh Sitton was also a member of the offensive line in 2006 and is currently playing for the Green Bay Packers.

During his first stint at Toledo, Gilbert helped develop one of the nation's top offensive lines and also helped groom future New England Patriots starter Nick Kaczur. In 2001, Gilbert guided the Rocket offensive line to an outstanding season, helping pave the way for Mid-American Conference and Motor City Bowl championships. Toledo ranked 13th in the nation in total offense (444.5 ypg.), 16th in scoring offense (34.9 ppg.) and 17th in rushing offense (213.4 ypg.) that season. Gilbert's offensive line enjoyed a banner year in 2002 as the Rockets ranked fifth in the nation in total offense (472.2 ypg.), 11th in scoring (35.4 ppg.) and 16th in rushing (214.3 ypg.), while earning a second MAC West title and a repeat visit to the Motor City Bowl. Kaczur and center Chris Tuminello earned All-MAC first-team honors. In 2003, the Rockets ranked 11th in the country in total offense (462.7 ypg.) and sixth in passing efficiency (155.5). Kaczur made first-team All-MAC while fellow offensive tackle Erik Faasen earned second-team honors.

Gilbert also worked as a head coach at Mansfield (Pa.) in 2000, and as an assistant coach at Maine from 1994-99, including four years as offensive coordinator (1996-99). During his tenure with the Black Bears, Gilbert directed an offense that set 11 school and five NCAA I-AA records. Prior to coaching at Maine, Gilbert was the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Northeastern from 1991-93, and assistant line coach and recruiting coordinator at Pennsylvania from 1989-1990. He started his career as a graduate assistant at Albany from 1987-88.

Gilbert was a standout at Horseheads (N.Y.) High School where he earned All-Twin-Tier honors before attending Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. A four-year starter on the offensive line at Hamilton, Gilbert was a three-time all-conference selection, and in his senior season, became the first Hamilton player to earn first-team All-America honors.

A 1983 graduate of Horseheads High School, Gilbert earned a bachelor's degree in government at Hamilton in 1987. He and his wife, Cheryl, have a daughter, Madison, and three sons, Nicholas, Joseph and Timothy.

Coaching Career

1987-1988       Albany                         Graduate Assistant

1989-1990       Pennsylvania               Assistant Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator

1991-1993       Northeastern               Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator

1994-1995       Maine                          Offensive Line

1996-1999       Maine                          Offensive Coordinator

2000                Mansfield (Pa.)            Head Coach

2001-2003       Toledo                         Offensive Line

2004-2006       Central Florida Offensive Line

2007                Toledo                         Tight Ends

2008                Houston                       Offensive Line

2009                Illinois                          Offensive Line

2010-2011       Illinois                          Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line

2012                Indianapolis Colts        Assistant Offensive Line

2013                Indianapolis Colts        Offensive Line