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OFFICIAL MEDIA & RECRUITING GUIDE

Ashley Gordon

Assistant Coach Second Season SMU ‘94

Ashley Gordon is in her second season as Texas Tech’s assistant soccer coach after leading Richland College to the NJCAA Divi- sion III National Championship in 2006, earning Gordon NJCAA National Coach of the Tournament and NSCAA Coach of the Year honors.

While also at Richland, Gordon served as a staff coach for FC Dallas from 2003 to 2007 where her husband, Aaron Gordon, was the Director of Coaching. FC Dallas is the second-largest youth club program in North Texas.

Prior to FC Dallas, Gordon was the girls’ technical director for the Cobb Futbol Club in Atlanta from 2001 to 2003. Gordon currently holds a USSF “A” license.

Place

Position

Years

Texas Lightning Dallas Inter Cobb Futbol Club FC Dallas Richland College Texas Tech Region III ODP

Staff Coach Staff Coach Technical Director Staff Coach Head Coach Assistant Coach Staff Coach

1995-98 1998-01 2001-03 2004-07 2006-07 2007-Pres.

Assistant Coach Ashley Gordon

Coaching Experience

Playing Experience

Place

Years

Region III Team

1986-96

U.S. National Pool Team

1990

SMU

1990-93

Olympic Festival Team

1993

Dallas Lightning (W-League)

1995-98

Texas Heat (W-League)

1999

Education

B.S. in Psychology from SMU in 1994. Holds a USSF “A” License.

From 1998 to 2001, she was a staff coach for the Dallas Inter Soccer Club once again under then director of coaching Aaron Gordon, where both helped lead the squad to numerous state and regional championships. Gordon has also served as a coach for both the Region III Olympic Development and NTSSA State teams.

After her first season at Tech, Gordon led the West Texas Olympic Development team to the Region III camp and will continue her association with the squad into 2009.

As a player, Gordon helped lead Duncanville High School to the 1990 Texas State Championship, which earned her all-state hon- ors and a scholarship to Southern Methodist University. While with the Mustangs, Gordon was a four-year starter on a team that qualified for the NCAA Tournament three times, with three appear- ances in the Round of 16. Gordon earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in history from SMU in 1994.

Following her career at SMU, Gordon played semi-pro for the Dal- las Lightning of the W-League from 1995 to 1998 and then the Texas Heat in 1999. Gordon has also played for the 1990 US National Pool Team, 1993 Olympic Festival team and the Olympic regional team from 1988 to 1996.

Gordon is married to fellow Red Raider assistant coach Aaron Gordon. The couple has two daughters, Addison (8) and Avery (4).

The Staff

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