Stafford Adds Gordon as Volunteer Goalkeeping Coach

Aug. 9, 2013

The University of Cincinnati women's soccer program announced the addition of Catherine Gordon to the coaching staff as a volunteer goalkeeper coach.

Catherine Gordon comes to UC after 14 years in the profession. She is the founder and President of Net Edge Training, LLC which provides goalkeeper training to high schools, club teams, academies and individuals. She also is presently the Region I and II goalkeeper coach for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) as well as the coach for the state of Ohio, and the goalkeeper director of the Star Goalkeeper Academy (SGA) in Connecticut.

Before coming to Cincinnati, Gordon received valuable coaching experience at two other universities, including the City College of New York and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also spent time as the goalkeeper trainer and evaluator for the New York Red Bulls Regional Development School. Gordon has coached in the United Soccer Leagues' W-League with the New Jersey Wildcats as a goalkeeping coach and the Dayton Dutch Lions as an assistant coach.

Gordon holds the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "C" License as well as a NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma. She is a USSF referee as well as a former semi-pro soccer player with the New Jersey Wildcats.

Fall practices for the Bearcats started this past Wednesday, and they will be in action for the first time August 16 in an exhibition match versus Marshall, which is slated for 3 p.m. at Gettler Stadium. The "Stafford Era" officially begins on August 23 in Miami, Fla. as Cincinnati opens the season against the Hurricanes.