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Gordon hires women’s basketball coach

By Ken K. Green Gordon College has tabbed Garrett Sherman to head its women’s basketball program when they tip-off intercollegiate play in 2013. Sherman was chosen over what Gordon athletic director Todd Davis called a very capable pool of applicants. ”Garrett’s NJCAA coaching background along with his teaching ability was just too strong to overlook,” said Davis of the decision to go with Sherman. Sherman brings a solid background from the NJCAA ranks as he directed the women’s program at Allegany College of Maryland for the last four years. Under his guidance, the Trojans had an overall record of 100 – 21 and were consistently ranked in the Top Twenty. He was named Maryland JUCO Coach of the Year on two different occasions and earned Region XX Coach of the Year honors twice during his tenure. In 2010 – 11, his squad set a school record with 30 wins in a season and capped off the year with a 6th place finish at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. Gordon, which has fielded a women’s team as a club sport playing a handful of games each season for the past few years, decided to make the switch to intercollegiate play on the basis of the success and popularity of the men’s program that won the GCAA tournament and went to the national tourney this past season. By the same token, other sports were suspended due to budget constraints and lack of participation including men’s soccer, women’s tennis and women’s golf. The women’s basketball program will bring Gordon athletics into compliance with Title IX which mandates an equal number of activities for both genders. Gordon currently offers baseball, basketball, cross country and golf for men and soccer, softball and cross country for women. Coach Sherman is expected to be in Barnesvilleby late July to begin his Health and Physical Education classroom duties along with recruiting once Gordon College starts the fall semester.

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