Jaime Gordon is serving his second stint with the UK volleyball program, and the 2002 season will mark his fourth season as an assistant coach under Jona Braden. Gordon?s primary responsibility with the UK program is recruiting coordinator. He is also a valuable on-court instructor, working directly with UK?s middle blockers and the team?s play at the net while being intricately involved in the overall skill development of each athlete.
Gordon served as a volunteer assistant for the Wildcats from 1993-94. During that time, the Wildcats had one of the most successful seasons in school history with a 29-4 mark in 1993, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Before returning to the Bluegrass in 1999, Gordon was the head volleyball coach at West Virginia Wesleyan from 1996-98. During his three-year stint in Buckhannon, the Teaneck, N.J., native led the Bobcats to an 80-27 (.747) record. Gordon was named 1996 WVIAC Coach of the Year, 1996 Tachikara Regional Coach of the Year runner-up and received the AVCA National Award for Academic Excellence. While at WVW, Gordon coached 15 All-Conference and seven All-Region players while leading his team to a pair of NCAA Div. II Tournament berths.
Gordon also served as a physical education instructor during his time at Wesleyan, and took great pride in the academic endeavors of his team. During his tenure, he helped to raise the team grade point average significantly.
Gordon served as the WVIAC Executive Assistant for volleyball from 1997-99, while serving as an AVCA national poll voter during that same time. He also served as an NCAA regional representative and was a member of the WVW President?s Facilities Committee.
He served as a field of play marshall for the 1996 Olympics, managing and assigning a portion of competition area and insuring the safety of competitors and spectators during competition.
An accomplished scholar, Gordon did work toward earning his M.B.A. while at WVW. At UK, Gordon earned his master?s degree in sport management and a bachelor?s degree in art history in 1996 after earning his first bachelor?s degree in architecture in 1994.
Gordon coached Henry Clay High School?s girl?s volleyball team in 1995, helping the squad to its first appearance in the state tournament.
He enjoyed a successful career as a player before transferring those skills to the sideline as a coach. Gordon was twice named captain of his high school squad and was selected to the New Jersey state team. He played at the club level at Kentucky for six years, serving as captain three times.
Gordon, his wife Ashley and their two-year-old daughter, Sydney, reside in Lexington.
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