Gordon, who was a wrestler and assistant coach at Ashland University in Ohio, replaces Marc Harwood, who just last week joined the coaching staff at Minnesota State-Mankato. Gordon will be reporting to Jason Mester, who became the BU Huskies head wrestling coach in early August.
For the past six seasons on the Ashland staff, 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 Division II national qualifiers; nine NCAA Div. II All-Americans and 21 NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) 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 NCAAs and a two-time NWCA Academic All-American. 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.
Prior to taking to the mats in college, Gordon was a wrestling standout at Mapleton High School in Ohio, where 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)
"It is exciting to complete the wrestling coaching staff with the addition of assistant coach Marcus Gordon, who joins us from Ashland," said Bloomsburg director of athletics Michael 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 (Eastern Wrestling League) dual meet title."
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