Gordie Gillespie

Gordie Gillespie Gordie Gillespie is a true sports legend. While most coaches are proficient in one sport, Gordie is the ultimate "coach’s coach", being able to create championship teams in football, baseball and basketball. For over 45 years, Gordie has coached thousands of student athletes, all of whom benefited from his guidance and knowledge. Many have graduated to the professional ranks after learning the value of hard work and discipline that is a hallmark of all Gordie’s teams.

Gordie Gillespie graduated from Kelvyn Park High School in Chicago, and then attended DePaul University where he starred under Head Basketball Coach Ray Meyer. He toured with the College All-Stars when they battled the Harlem Globetrotters and eventually turned down a contract with the NBA Rochester Royals to teach and coach.

Chronicled within the long list of achievements from Gordie’s coaching career are many prestigious accomplishments. They include being college baseball's most winning coach with over 1,500 wins, sixteen national finalists in the NAIA World Series, induction into thirteen halls of fame, serving on the 1969 U.S. Olympic Baseball Committee, coaching the U.S. representatives at the Pan American Games in 1970, and fifty-seven of his players having gone on to sign professional baseball contracts.