Gordon Continues Program Success

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in Athletics, soccer, "The College"

Marc Gordon joined the OU athletic department this fall as the new OU Women’s Soccer Coach. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the way Marc exemplifies and positively models his expectations for his team,” said OU Athletic Director Arabie Conner. “His familiarity with the NAIA and KCAC has facilitated a smooth transition and been a true asset for building on the success of our women’s soccer program.”

In Gordon’s first season as head coach, the Lady Braves took the KCAC Championship for the second consecutive year.

For the six years prior to OU, Gordon was a staff coach with the Pride Soccer Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Prior to that, he was the head men’s soccer coach and athletic director at Holy Names University in Oakland, California, where he started the men’s program. During his tenure between February of 2002 and October of 2003, the team finished with a record of 7-5-1 in 2002 and a 13-6-0 record in 2003, with an appearance in the conference tournament finals.

Before coaching at Holy Names University, Gordon spent ten years as the head men’s coach at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. While at Bethany, he had 47 players earn All-KCAC honors, 11 named All-District 10, seven named All-Region IV, eight Daktronic NAIA Scholar Athletes, and four NAIA All-Americans. Gordon led Bethany to seven playoff berths and a KCAC Championship. He was named KCAC Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1999.

Gordon played soccer and earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education at Saint Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kansas, a KCAC institution from 1968-92. Gordon earned his master’s degree in sports management and administration from the United States Sports Academy.

As a player, Gordon was a four-time All-KCAC selection at forward for the Cavaliers. He earned All-District 10 honors three times, was named All-Area once and earned honorable mention All-American honors his senior season. From 1990-92, he was named to the Colorado Region IV Team.