W. C. Gorden

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W. C. Gorden
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1930-06-30) June 30, 1930 (age 84)
Nashville, Tennessee
Playing career
1948-1952 Tennessee State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977–1991 Jackson State
Head coaching record
Overall 118–47–5
Tournaments 0–9 (Division I-AA playoffs)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
8 SWAC (1980–1982, 1985–1988, 1990)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2008 (profile)

William C. Gorden (born June 30, 1930 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Jackson State University from 1977 to 1991, compiling a record of 118–47–5. Gorden was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2008. He is an alumnus of Tennessee State University.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Jackson State Tigers (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (1977–1991)
1977 Jackson State 8–3 5–1 2nd
1978 Jackson State 10–2 5–1 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
1979 Jackson State 8–3 4–2 T–3rd
1980 Jackson State 8–3 5–1 T–1st
1981 Jackson State 9–2–1 5–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal
1982 Jackson State 9–3 6–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1983 Jackson State 8–3 5–2 T–2nd
1984 Jackson State 4–5–1 3–4 5th
1985 Jackson State 8–3 6–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1986 Jackson State 9–3 7–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1987 Jackson State 8–3–1 7–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1988 Jackson State 8–1–2 7–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1989 Jackson State 8–4 5–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1990 Jackson State 8–4 5–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1991 Jackson State 5–5 3–4 6th
Jackson State: 118–47–5 788–20
Total: 118–47–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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