Brian Gordon

Interim Athletic and Activities Director

Brian Gordon has come out of his recent retirement to take on the role of Interim Director of Athletics and Activities for Royal Oak Schools.

Gordon recently retired from Novi Community Schools where he was the Director of Athletics since July 2012.

Gordon is entering his 3rd decade in Education. Prior to becoming an Athletic Director, Mr. Gordon taught at the Elementary and High School levels for 20 years. While teaching, Gordon coached baseball, football, basketball, and track & field from the junior high to varsity levels, including a long stint as the Royal Oak Kimball and Royal Oak High Varsity Baseball coach from 1995-2010. Gordon was inducted into the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2011 as well as the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2021.

At Novi, Mr. Gordon oversaw the athletic program for more than 1,700 students in grades 7-12, plus supervising more than 140 coaches in addition to dozens of event staff. He molded Novi into a destination home for playoff events, hosting more than 200 leagues and MHSAA tournament competitions at all levels including boys tennis, girls lacrosse, boys baseball, girls softball, boys soccer finals, and boys ice hockey finals. Under his leadership, Novi has hosted multiple levels of the MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program (CAP), and he has served on a variety of sport, officials, and site selection committees for the MHSAA in addition to local committee work. During his tenure, Novi teams have won (8) State Championships,(5) State Runner-ups, (10) Final Fours, (32) Regional Championships, (28) District Championships, and (84) KLAA Championships. He also is a major promoter of the Special Olympics Unified Sports in his community and league, hosting his conference’s first basketball tournament in 2018.

In 2018, Mr. Gordon received the coveted Allen W. Bush Award from the MHSAA. This award is bestowed annually by the MHSAA to an administrator, coach, official, trainer, doctor, or member of the media who has at least 15 years of experience in Michigan interscholastic athletics with unusually frequent and significant contributions to the MHSAA. In addition to this award, Brian was named Oakland County Athletic Director of the Year for this school year by the Oakland County Athletic Directors Association, and has served as the OCADA president in 2014-15 and was on its board from 2010-16. He’s served as vice president of the Kensington Lakes Activities Association and president of the Kensington Conference since 2012. Gordon has been a member of the MIAAA since 2008 and NIAAA since 2010, and was named a Regional Athletic Director of the Year by the MIAAA in 2018.

He graduated from Clawson High School, earned his bachelor’s degree at Central Michigan University, and a master's in sports administration and school leadership from Wayne State University.

Brian Gordon

Brian Gordon


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