Adam Gordon was elevated to Associate Head Coach of the Southeast Missouri men’s basketball program Wednesday.
Gordon assumes his new role after spending the last three years as an assistant coach on Rick Ray’s staff.
“I am happy to announce that I have named Adam Associate Head Coach,” said Ray. “I have known Adam since he was a graduate assistant at Clemson when I was the Associate Head Coach there. I noticed his drive and love for the game back then and it has done nothing but grow as he has climbed the ladder in the coaching ranks. I have no doubt in my mind that Adam has what it takes to become a fantastic head coach in the future.”
A native of Los Angeles, California, Gordon joined the SEMO men’s basketball staff on May 26, 2015. He has played a tremendous role in all of the Redhawks day-to-day operations, including recruiting, skill development, scouting of opponents and game scheduling.
“I have worked with Coach Ray for a number of years and I am grateful and honored that he has entrusted me with this position,” said Gordon. “I am so excited about the work we have done here at SEMO and believe great things are in store for the program under Coach Ray’s leadership. I look forward to continuing to serve our student-athletes, the University and the community.”
Prior to SEMO, Gordon worked three years as director of operations on Ray’s staff at Mississippi State. He was in charge of travel, camps, scheduling, on-campus recruiting and academic compliance during his stint with the Bulldogs.
A 2006 graduate of Tampa who studied Youth Development and Leadership at Clemson, Gordon was an assistant coach at Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida, from 2006-08 before going to Clemson.
There, Gordon was responsible for recruiting, player development, opponent scouting, video editing and exchange, and academic counseling. He helped lead the Patriots to a pair of NJCAA Florida State Tournament appearances.
Gordon was head manager and student assistant at the University of Tampa from 2002-06 before starting his coaching career at Central Florida Community College.
Additionally, Gordon was one of the founders of Rising Coaches Elite, an organization that assists young coaches, operations directors and managers with networking and clinics.