Rob Gordon’s ties to Evans date back to fourth grade, when his father became a boys basketball assistant coach at the school and he could tag along for practices and games.
Now Rob is running the show.
Gordon, who played basketball through his junior year at Evans, accepted the Trojans head coaching job on Monday. He will leave Ocoee, where he was head for the past four seasons, to join the Evans staff as a physical edcuation teacher.
Gordon replaces Matt Turner, who took the Evans post on a one-year basis and led the Trojans to a 23-6 district championship season.
“It’s really a dream job, to be able to go back where I once played and to follow in my father’s footsteps,” Gordon said Tuesday. “I’m extremely humbled and excited to have the opportunity to go back home.”
Bob Gordon was an Evans boys basketball assistant for 12 years and the Trojans highly-successful girls head coach for 13. Rob worked as his father’s assistant in 1987-88 while he was playing for Valencia Community College.
Rob Gordon, who finished high school at Lake Highland Prep, landed his first head coaching job at Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic at age 24 after graduating from UCF. He was also a head coach at Ocala West Port and at Eustis, where he had three district title teams that racked up a 78-13 record from 2003-06.
Gordon’s Ocoee teams were 6-20, 14-13, 14-12 and 21-5 in that order.
Buddy Collings is a senior sports writer covering high schools for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him at email@example.com.