BLOOMSBURG -- Bloomsburg University Director of Athletics Michael McFarland has announced the hiring of Marcus Gordon as assistant wrestling coach at the school.
Gordon comes to Bloomsburg after spending six seasons as the assistant coach at Ashland (OH) University where he was also a standout wrestling for the Eagles.
At Ashland Gordon was involved in every aspect of the AU program playing a prominent role in recruiting, assisting in camps and special projects along with coaching responsibilities during matches and practices. He helped coach 26 NCAA D-II national qualifiers; nine NCAA D-II All-Americans and 21 NWCA All-Academic student-athletes. He was helped the Eagles to a 15-2-1 dual meet record in 2010-11, the school's best record in 30 years.
As a wrestler Gordon was a three-year letterman for the Eagles. He was a two-time qualifier for the national meet and a two-time Academic All-America (Wrestling Coaches of America). He won a championship at the 2008 Midwest Classic and that same season was a regional champion. During the 2007-08 season Gordon was ranked as high as third in the country. Gordon also served as a team captain.
Gordon began his collegiate career at Eastern Michigan where he was a two-year starter on the mat at EMU.
"It is exciting to complete the wrestling coaching staff with the addition of assistant coach Marcus Gordon, who joins us from Ashland," said McFarland. "A true competitor, Marcus provides the perfect complement to head coach Jason Mester's style and blends the necessary components to take our program to the next level. Now with Coach Mester, Coach Gordon, and Paul Lyon joining as a volunteer assistant coach, the Huskies can get to work on defending their EWL dual meet title."
As a high schooler Gordon was a wrestling standout at Mapleton High School. During his prep career he was a four-time OHSAA state placer and a two-time state champion. He was also named the most valuable wrestler at the state championship meet. He holds Mapleton's record for career takedowns (886).
Gordon earned a degree in special education at Ashland. He and his wife, Jessica, will live in the Bloomsburg area.