Olympia High boys basketball coach Rob Gordon announces retirement

After more than three decades as a coach, Gordon steps away from coaching high school hoops with over 300 career wins.

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After a 33-year coaching career, Olympia High boys basketball coach Rob Gordon has announced he will step away and finish his coaching run. 

"I have decided to retire from coaching basketball," Gordon said in a social media post. "I want to say thank you to all the parents, coaches and most of all the players." 

In his 20 years as a head coach, Gordon racked up 346 wins, won six district championships and back-to-back Metro Championships, while also reaching the state final four once. He was also named Metro Conference Coach of the Year twice and FACA District Coach of the Year four times.

Beyond the team success, he's also seen eight of his players sign to play Division I hoops, three sign at the Division II level, and even one of his former players get selected in the NBA Draft (Grant Miller). 

In what ended up being his final season coaching, Gordon led Olympia to its fourth-straight 20-win season (20-9) and reached the Class 7A, Region 2 championship game. The Titans also finished the year ranked as the fourth-best team in Class 7A, per MaxPreps. 



Sam Albuquerque

A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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