Doug Gordin: Footsteps
Doug Gordin graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1978, ready to go out into the world and follow in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Richard Gordin ‘52. Doug played golf with his father as coach all four years at Ohio Wesleyan, serving as team captain during his senior season when the Bishops finished sixth in the NCAA tournament.
Just as his father before him, Gordin has focused most of his career on golf.
Following his graduation from OWU, Doug became a member of the golf coaching staff at the University of Alabama.
After becoming head coach at Campbell University, Doug continued coaching excellence as head coach at Georgia Southern College for 13 years, leading his team to four conference championships and six runner-ups.
Following that position, Doug has been head coach at Florida Southern College since 1995, leading his players to great success, including five NCAA Division II championships.
In August 2015, Doug was inducted into the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame for his college and career golf successes. He and his father are also the only father-son duo to both be inducted in the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame.
In 2002, Ohio Wesleyan honored the Gordin family with the Robert M. Strimer Honor Award for their significant and widely recognized contributions to intercollegiate athletics.
Besides these accomplishments, Doug has received numerous honors for his coaching success, including being named national Coach of the Year four times by the GCAA and once by Golfweek Magazine, becoming an inductee into the GCAA Hall of Fame, NCAA South District Coach of the Year, and conference Coach of the Year four times.