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Apr 29, 2019

Coach Jerry Gordon is currently the DC at Nauset Regional High School located in Eastham, MA.  Gordon started his football career as a walk-on at University of Massachusetts in 1979. He went on to become a 3-year starter on the offensive line, earning a full scholarship and becoming one of the only few players in University of Massachusetts history to become a 2x captain.  University of Massachusetts won or shared 3 Yankee Conference football championships in that period.

Gordon has coached with the Boston Breakers (USFL), Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts, Yale University, Sandwich (MA) High School, Potomac Falls (VA) High School, Woodgrove (VA) High School and Broad Run (VA) High School.

Gordon has had two articles published in Gridiron Magazine and an article published in Success Magazine.  Gordon has also written numerous Internet articles, has appeared on Portland Radio Station 95.5 “The Game” and on USA Football’s Coach and Coordinator Podcast with Keith Grabowski.  Gordon is also the author of two books:  Coaching the Under Front Defense, and Split Field Coverages

Gordon and his wife Carol, currently reside in Chatham, MA.  Gordon is stepfather to two children, Erik and Jennifer, and has four granddaughters: Ella, Beatrice, Macie, and Kendall.

Coach Gordon gives shoutouts to Grandkids, Many coaches from his past, the Dunning-Kruger Effect, X&O Labs, USA Football, Blitzology, the Focus 3 podcast, and more.  

You can reach him at @jerrygordonFB or by email or visit