|Title:||Director of Basketball Operations|
Adam Gordon was hired as Northern Colorado's director of basketball operations in July 2011 after spending the previous three seasons at Clemson of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Gordon served as the Tigers' graduate assistant during the 2010-11 season, and his primary duties were assisting in practice, coordinating on-campus visits, and providing assistance with film breakdown and recruiting mailouts.
The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of Gordon's three seasons with the program, and he proved vital to the staff in 2010-11, when Clemson compiled a 22-12r ecord and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for a record fourth straight season.
The Tigers finished 9-7 in the ACC and earned a first-round bye in the ACC Tournament by virtue of being the No. 4 seed in the conference. Clemson also won its first NCAA Tournament game in 14 years in 2011 when it knocked off UAB, 70-52, in Dayton, Ohio, as part of the "First Four" round.
Gordon came to Clemson with an extensive basketball background. He was an assistant coach at Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Fla, from 2006-08. There, Gordon was responsible for recruiting, player development, opponent scouting, video editing and exchange, and academic counseling. He helped the Patriots to a pair of appearances in the NJCAA Florida state tournament.
Prior to his coaching stop in Ocala, Gordon was head manager and student assistant coach at the University of Tampa from 2002-06. As manager, he was responsible for maintenance and organization of the team's athletic gear and distribution of the uniforms. As student coach, he aided in player development and helped conduct individual workouts and conditioning drills.
Gordon has also served as a counselor at many high-profile summer basketball camps, including with UCLA, the Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings, as well as at camps run by NBA stars Jason Kidd and Amar'e Stoudemire.
Gordon graudated from Tampa in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science.