Many Ridleians were three- or four-sport athletes and so was Gord—though not many of us can say we toured England as a teenager with the Canadian Colts Cricket team). Gord was a three-sport athlete at Bishop’s University as well, where he played varsity football, hockey and tennis. After being named Bishop’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1969, Gord started his journey participating in and growing community sport.
For decades, Gord coached dozens of hockey and lacrosse teams before creating Gateway Lacrosse in 2004, which served the youth of North East Ohio. Gateway's community outreach offers clinics, camps, travel teams, and developmental programming that has impacted the lives thousands of Ohioans.
“Ridley cricket was coached by two superior teachers and mentors: Jack Aylott and Ed Burn. Although we did not realize it at the time, leadership and character development were as important as winning.”