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WILLIAM GORDON

President and CEO

America’s Soccer Story emerged from William's interviews, research, travels, and studies.

 

Following two decades as an educator, researcher, and coach, he spent 3 years on the road in America interviewing soccer's modern builders; researching soccer archives; investigating soccer's physical infrastructure and economic history; witnessing a comprehensive range of soccer events, speaking with top practitioners, and conducting media and communications research.

 

Previously, he taught ethics and humanities at Landon School (Bethesda), Spartanburg Day School (SC), and Blessed Sacrament (Chicago).  

An NSCAA All-American and Academic All-American at Rhodes College, William earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy before his graduate studies in social and political ethics in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.

 

William began coaching in 1991 at Kirby High (Memphis), launching a high school, collegiate, and youth coaching career that includes his alma mater Rhodes, Lambuth University, Spartanburg Day, and Landon School, plus 20 years directing No. 1 Soccer Camps.