Gordon, who began his career at Maine-Farmington, has a career record of 410-246-49. In 2007, he became only the eighth coach in NCAA Division III history to reach the 400-win plateau. He has led the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament nine times since 1985, winning eight Capital Athletic Conference championships during that span.
Gordon has long history of service with the NSCAA. He was its 50th president in 1999 and continues to work for the NSCAA as its assistant convention manager.
The NSCAA also recognized four members for their long-term contributions to soccer:
-- Former Hartwick coach Jim Lennox received the Bill Jeffrey Award for long-term service to intercollegiate soccer.
-- Bob Barry of the Iolani School was presented the Robert W. Robinson Award for contributions to interscholastic soccer.
-- Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association Executive Director Charlotte Moran received the Youth Long-Term Service Award.
-- Peter Broadley was recognized for his contributions to the NSCAA's coaching education program with the Mike Bertlcelli Excellence in Coaching Education Award.
Mike Pantalione of Yavapai College was recognized for the fifth time in his JC coaching career with the presentation of the 2008 NSCAA/adidas National Coach of the Year awards. He trails only legendary Indiana coach Jerry Yeagley, who has six.
Aliceann Wilber (William Smith), Dave Brandt (Messiah), Dr. Rick Wright (Manhattan Christian) and Pepe Aragon (Herkimer County Community College) each picked up their fourth Coach of the Year award. Wake Forest's Jay Vidovich repeated as Division I Men's Coach of the Year.
2008 NSCAA/adidas National Coaches of the Year
NCAA Division I Men - Jay Vidovich, Wake Forest
NCAA Division I Women - Paul Ratcliffe, Stanford
NCAA Division II Men - Joe Flanagan, Cal State-Dominguez Hills
NCAA Division II Women - Joe Bartlinski, West Florida
NCAA Division III Men - Dave Brandt, Messiah
NCAA Division III Women - Aliceann Wilber, William Smith
NAIA Men - Melvin Belong, Bethel (Tenn.)
NAIA Women - Matt Yelton, Lee
NCCAA Division I Men - Paul Furey, Mount Vernon Nazarene
NCCAA Division II Men - Dr. Rick Wright, Manhattan Christian
NCCAA Division I Women - Josh Lenarz, Trinity Christian
NCCAA Division II Women - Dominic Stross, Southeastern
Junior College Division I Men - Mike Pantalione, Yavapai
Junior College Division III Men - Pepe Aragon, Herkimer County
Junior College Division I Women - Tim Rooney, Lewis & Clark
Junior College Division III Women - Emiria Salzmann, Santa Rosa
High School Boys Division I - Larry Waters, La Cueva (N.M.)
High School Boys Division II - Ron Hendrie, North Salem(N.Y.)
High School Boys Private/Parochial - Curt Bauer, Santa Margarita (Calif.)
High School Girls Division I - Bruce Brown, Grandview (Colo.)
High School Girls Division II - Rob Wilcher, T.C. Roberson (N.C.)
High School Girls Private/Parochial - William F. Hawkey, The Pennington School (N.J.)
Youth Boys - Kevin Smith, Solar Soccer Club, Texas
Youth Girls - Ryan Higginbotham, Dallas Texans
High School Assistant Coach of the Year - John Bowen, McIntosh (Ga.)
Glenn "Mooch" Myernick College Assistant Coach of the Year - Carson Porter, Wake Forest