Gordon Receives Regional Award

Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 10, 2007) — Robyn Gordon, John Brown University athletic director and head volleyball coach, has been named the 2007 NAIA Region VI Coach of Character. Gordon, who is in her first year as JBU athletic director, is currently in her 17th year as head coach.

During the last decade, Gordon has led the Golden Eagles to nine consecutive 20-win seasons, including back-to-back 30-win seasons in 2004 and 2005. This past season, she earned Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors while leading her team to an SAC Championship after going a perfect 10-0 in conference play. She was also named SAC and NAIA Region VI Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2004.

Gordon, who has a desire to see her student-athletes become servant leaders, has embraced the NAIA’s Champions of Character core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship.

“Wins are important to our team and to our program, but the process of developing student-athletes into true servant leaders is my ultimate goal,” said Gordon. “And it is definitely an honor to represent Region VI with this award.”

“Coach Gordon is a most deserving recipient of this award," said John Brown Vice President for Student Development Dr. Steve Beers. “Her dedication to developing character in her players, both on and off the court, is one of the primary reasons we are excited about her leadership over the whole athletic department.”