Gavin, a basketball and golf standout during his collegiate career at Mount Mercy, has led the Mustang men's golf program for 15 years. In 1998 and 2002 he was the Midwest Classic Conference Coach of the Year after guiding Mount Mercy to league championships.
Gavin is also the winningest men's basketball coach in school history, becoming the first to reach the 300-win mark during the 2010-11 season. His 2003 squad advanced to the championship game of the Midwest Classic Conference tournament, while his 2004-05 team reached the MCC Final Four. Gavin also led the Mustangs to an MCC championship and their first-ever appearance at the NAIA Division II national tournament in 1996, where they made it to the Sweet 16.
Gavin, who graduated from Mount Mercy in 1988 and earned a Master's degree from Columbia Southern in 2006, resides in Marion with his wife Traci. They have two children, Trenton and Kailee.