Thursday April 14, 2016
The Other Paper is pleased to welcome Drew Gordon as the new sports correspondent. Gordon is excited about the opportunity to write for The Other Paper and looks forward to collaborating with the athletic leadership team and coaches at South Burlington High School. Gordon lives in South Burlington with his wife, Maria, and three children, Isabella, Reese and Finn.
Gordon comes to The Other Paper with a wide-ranging athletic background. After graduating from Essex High School in 2002 as a three-sport athlete, Gordon attended UVM. While at UVM, he helped coach the Essex football team and also played football for the Vermont Ice Storm for seven years, where he was a perennial all star defensive back, and in 2007 helped the team earn a national title from the American Football Association. Upon graduation in 2006, Gordon began his career at Milton High School, where he teaches social studies, is the advisor for the class of 2016, and the co-advisor for Milton’s Athletic Leadership Council.
Gordon also has extensive coaching experience. After getting his feet wet with the Essex High School program, he accepted a position on the Milton High School staff as the junior varsity football coach. After taking time off to coach the Vermont Ice Storm for a couple of seasons, Gordon was hired as the head football coach at Milton in the summer of 2014. This past fall, he led the team to its first playoff berth in several years. He is also the head coach for the Milton wrestling team and previously spent six years as the B.F.A. boys tennis coach, turning that program around from an 0-15 record to a 13-1 record in just six seasons. He helped to break a 23-year playoff drought by earning two quarterfinal berths in the last two seasons he coached. Gordon, along with his wife, has also spent the last couple of years coaching their daughters in the Greater Burlington Girls Soccer League and will be coaching his son’s t-ball team this spring in the South Burlington Little League.
Off the fields, mats and courts, Gordon enjoys many fitness activities like weight lifting, cross training, and various sports. He also enjoys spending time with his family, working on home projects that never seem to get finished, and writing about all kinds of topics. He can now add writing about SBHS athletics to that list.
“This is an opportunity I have always been intrigued by,” says Gordon. “I remember reading sports articles in the Essex paper when I was a kid, and now I have the opportunity to help inform people about all the great things South Burlington athletes do on and off the field,” he said. He looks forward to bringing SBHS sports news and highlights to readers in the South Burlington community.