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Woodgrove hires Gordon as football coach

Yet another move was finalized on Tuesday night in the Loudoun County coaching carousel that has emerged this offseason.

Woodgrove High School, which will open its doors in Purcellville in the fall, announced the hiring of Potomac Falls defensive coordinator Jerry Gordon after he was approved at Tuesday night's Loudoun County School Board meeting.

Gordon helped lead the Panthers to the playoffs for the first time in school history in 2008. He comes to Woodgrove with 20 years of high school and college coaching experience and one year of professional coaching experience.

A two-time captain on the football team and graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Gordon spent his early coaching career at the collegiate level at Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts and Yale University. His responsibilities included recruiting coordinator, defensive line coach, running backs coach and special teams coach.

A resident of Western Loudoun with his wife, Carol, Gordon "brings a vision to Woodgrove that breaths fundamentals, intensity, passion, integrity, leadership and foundations for success," a statement released by the school said. "His plan includes making champions in the classroom, in the hallways, in the community and on the field."

Gordon currently teaches Business Education at Potomac Falls

Potomac Falls is already in search of a new head coach after the departure of Coach Scott Woodlief, who departed to take over the program at Kecoughtan.

Other jobs to open up this offseason in Loudoun County have included Park View, Broad Run and Tuscarora.

Tuscarora hired 2008 All-Met Coach of the Year Mike Burnett away from Broad Run, who in turn hired Stone Bridge offensive coordinator Matt Griffis to run the program. Park View has not yet hired a new coach.

By Paul Tenorio  |  February 24, 2010; 9:26 AM ET
Categories:  AA Dulles , Football , Potomac Falls , Region II , Woodgrove  
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