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Marc Gordon

Marc Gordon
Head Coach

  • Hired on December 14, 2017, as the third soccer coach in Northwest history
  • Compiled a 113-38-15 record in eight seasons at Ottawa University
  • Won three KCAC regular season titles and four tournament titles
  • Qualified for the NAIA Final Tournament site twice in 2016 and 2017
  • Started soccer programs at Holy Names University and Bethany College

Marc Gordon was hired as the third soccer head coach in Northwest Missouri State history on December 14, 2017. Gordon came to Northwest after serving as the Director of Soccer and head women's coach at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan., since 2010.

While at Ottawa, Gordon helped lead the Braves to three KCAC regular season titles and four conference tournament titles. In 2017, the Braves finished with an overall record of 17-4-1 and a KCAC record of 10-1-0. The team qualified for its sixth NAIA National Tournament and made back-to-back appearances at the NAIA Women's Soccer National Tournament Final Site. Eight Ottawa University student-athletes were named to the All-KCAC Teams. Caroline Jenkins was named KCAC Co-MVP and KCAC Offensive Player of the Year. Naysla Munoz earned KCAC Defensive Player of the Year. His 2016 team went 19-3-1 overall and won the KCAC regular season and tournament titles. The Braves advanced to the program's first NAIA National Tournament Final 16. Gordon is a three-time KCAC Coach of the Year and was the 2016 Regional Coach of the Year.

In eight seasons at OU, Gordon compiled a 113-38-15 record and a 65-7-5 KCAC mark. His teams had at least 10 victories each season and tallied 19 victories in 2016, winning the KCAC regular season and tournament titles. There have been 30 All-KCAC first team performers under Gordon. He coached seven Defensive Players of the Year, two Offensive Players of the Year, one Freshman of the Year and one Goalkeeper of the Year. Three players have also earned four combined NAIA All-America honors since 2014. Gordon also served as the Associate Director of Athletics and taught classes.

Prior to his time at Ottawa, Gordon was a head coach with the Pride Soccer Club in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was there from 2003-10, working with youth programs from ages 8-18.

From 2002-03, Gordon served as the Athletics Director and men's soccer coach at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif. He helped start the men's program in 2002 and compiled a 20-11-1 overall record.

Gordon helped start the Bethany College men's soccer team in 1992 and the women's program in 1993. While in Lindsborg, Kan., he served as the university's Assistant Athletic Director, Associate Intramural Director and Resident Hall Director. The men's team had 47 All-KCAC performers, 11 all-district honorees and seven all-region players. He also had eight student-athletes named Academic All-America selections and four earned All-America honors. He made the playoffs seven times with one conference championship. He was the 1993 and 1999 KCAC Coach of the Year.

Gordon graduated from St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kan., where he was a four-year all-conference performer. He was named an all-district, all-area and All-America honorable mention performer. He earned his master's degree in Sport Management/Administration from the United State Sports Academy. He holds multiple licenses with the United States Soccer Federation and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.