Gifford was elected into the Hall of Fame in 2012.
Gifford coached boy’s golf at Pella for 21 years. He had a 1008 wins -240 losses -14 ties record during those 21 years. His teams won 8 conference titles. Twelve of his teams qualified for the State tournament, placing third twice, second three times, & winning the 3A State title in 2001 & 2003.
Gifford also coached a state medalist in 2003 and two state runner-up medalists (2007 & 2011).