Jake Gordon enters his first season as the Buccaneers’ assistant athletic director and his sixth season with an NJCAA athletic department. Gordon returns to Blinn College after serving two seasons as the assistant athletic director at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio.
While at Lakeland, Gordon assisted the athletic director with the day-to-day operations of the athletic department, eligibility, and the Athletic and Fitness Center (AFC). He was in charge of athletic communications, administered the website, promoted the College’s seven NJCAA Division II sports programs, administered an academic tracking system for student-athletes, oversaw the academic retention program for student athletes, and held event management duties.
Prior to Lakeland, Gordon got his start in a collegiate athletic department at Blinn as the communication and sports information specialist. He served the role for three seasons, promoting its eight NJCAA Division I athletic programs. While at Blinn, Gordon was instrumental in providing coverage to the media on an athletic department that won a volleyball national championship in 2014, four national titles in cheer and dance, and made three national tournament appearances in volleyball, women’s basketball and softball.
His duties as a communication specialist included producing press releases for all athletic events, taking photos at athletic competitions and events, interviewing coaches and student-athletes, administering the athletic website and social media sites, and collaborating with local and national media to help the College gain positive attention.
Prior to working at Blinn, Jake worked at various newspapers in the state of Utah, including The Vernal Express, Salt Lake Tribune, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin, and Deseret News. While at the Vernal Express, he served as the sports editor, covering high school and local sports for Uintah County, designing sports pages, and maintaining the sports section of the website.
He is a native of Tooele, Utah, and received his bachelor's degree in mass communication from the University of Utah and Master of Business Administration in sports administration from Saint Leo (Fla.) University.
Jake and his wife, Tiffany, have one daughter, Lucy, and one son, Andrew.