Grayling Gordon ('89)
Basketball - Track & Field
Grayling Gordon's (C'89) passion for athletics stems from his many years as a key player and successful coach. From his record breaking performance as a point guard in the Indiana High School State Tournament, to his outstanding achievements in basketball and track at UD from 1985-89, to his coaching career at UD, Clarion, and Purdue University-North Central, Grayling has enjoyed success both in the classroom and on the court.
Grayling exhibited steady growth as an student-athlete and leader, earning membership in UD's 1,000 point club and being named the teams Most Valuable Player as a senior. He was named First Team All-Iowa Conference in 1988-89 and Second Team All-IIAC in 1987-88. His 341 career assists are third best in school history.
His distinguished career as a teacher and coach has included such diverse service as directing basketball camps in Europe, youth golf groups in Indiana, and a rewarding coaching pathway that began as an assistant men's basketball coach under Hall of Fame coach Jon Davison and culminated as a head coach at UD, and Purdue-North Central.
Grayling's ability to work as a successful team leader has contributed to his own love of the sport and he has instilled that same ideal and commitment in others. As a proud parent of both a son, Craig, and a daughter, Jalyssa, he enjoys participating in their educational achievements as well as advancing one of his life-long goals - earning a master's degree in physical education and athletic administration from Slippery Rock State University in Pennsylvania.
Grayling is currently the head men's basketball coach at Purdue University-North Central in Westville, Indiana. He also works as the assistant director of admissions.