Mississippi State University | Russ Houston
MSU has hired a new soccer coach: Aaron Gordon of Texas Tech.
After reassigning former soccer coach Neil MacDonald within the athletic department last month, Mississippi State has finally found its new women's soccer coach.
The school introduced Aaron Gordon as the new soccer coach today. Gordon comes to State from Texas Tech where he spent the last six seasons, the most recent of which he served as associate head coach.
You can read more about the Gordon hire in the official MSU release. Here's an excerpt:
The 2012 season, his final at Texas Tech, was a record-setting one for the Red Raiders. The team won a school-record 16 games, advanced to the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament for the first time, and made its inaugural trip to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round.
The 2012 Red Raiders tallied 130 points behind 46 goals and 38 assists, and defensively registered an 0.97 goals-against average while posting 10 shutouts.
Texas Tech's 16-win campaign was the school's third-straight double-digit win season, another first for the program. Texas Tech's 16-win campaign was the school's third-straight double-digit win season, another first for the program.
During his time in Lubbock, Gordon helped the Red Raiders to more overall (60) and conference (23) wins than the previous nine years combined, and a spot in the Big 12 Tournament all six seasons.
Here's the video from the introductory press conference for Gordon: