Texas Tech to host NCAA First Round Saturday
Red Raider Wrap Up - Soccer Blanks OSU 2-0
The Cardiac Freshman Janine Beckie once again came through in the clutch for her second game-winner late in the game to give Texas Tech a 1-0 win over Nevada and push the Red Raiders to a perfect 5-0 record.
Texas Tech hosts Nevada at 7 p.m. Friday.
Texas Tech soccer hits the road after a solid 2-0 showing on opening weekend and will take on Stephen F. Austin and Montana at the TCU Invitational.
Ashley Gordon enters her sixth season as an assistant coach at Texas Tech.
At Tech, Gordon is primarily responsible for the development of the Red Raiders' midfielders and forwards, while also assisting in the recruiting and operations aspects of the program.
During her tenure as as member of head coach Tom Stone's staff, Gordon has played a pivotal role in transforming Texas Tech into a regular contender within the Big 12 Conference.
In addition to her Texas Tech responsibilities, Gordon serves as a current USYSA Region III Staff Coach and NTSSA West Texas Olympic Development coach.
Gordon arrived at Tech in 2007 alongside her husband, Aaron Gordon, after leading Richland College to the NJCAA Division III National Championship the previous season. The title win earned Gordon National NJCAA Coach of the Tournament and NSCAA Coach of the Year honors.
While also at Richland, Gordon served as a staff coach for FC Dallas from 2003 to 2007 where Aaron Gordon was the Director of Coaching. FC Dallas is the second-largest youth club program in North Texas.
Prior to FC Dallas, Gordon was the girls' technical director for the Cobb Futbol Club in Atlanta from 2001 to 2003, where her responsibilities included director of the Girls Academy Development Program.
From 1998 to 2001, she was a staff coach for the Dallas Inter Soccer Club once again under then director of coaching Aaron Gordon, where both helped lead the squad to numerous state and regional championships. Gordon has also served as a coach for both the Region III Olympic Development and NTSSA State teams. Gordon currently holds a USSF "A" license.
As a player, Gordon helped lead Duncanville High School to the 1990 Texas State Championship, which earned her all-state honors and a scholarship to Southern Methodist University.
While with the Mustangs, Gordon was a four-year starter on a team that qualified for the NCAA Tournament three times, with three appearances in the Round of 16. Gordon earned a bachelor's of arts degree in psychology and a minor in history from SMU in 1994.
Following her career at SMU, Gordon played semi-pro for the Dallas Lightning of the W-League from 1995 to 1998 and then the Texas Heat in 1999. Gordon has also played for the 1990 U.S. National Pool Team, 1993 Olympic Festival team and the Olympic regional team from 1988 to 1996.
Aaron and Ashley Gordon reside in Lubbock with their two daughters, Addison (11) and Avery (7).
To contact Coach Gordon, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (806) 224-5221.
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