Gordon Kirkland (coach)

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Gordon Kirkland
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1904-07-26)July 26, 1904
Durham, North Carolina
Died June 24, 1953(1953-06-24) (aged 48)
Salisbury, North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1934–1948 Catawba
1934–1936 Catawba
1942–1945 Catawba
1935–1948 Catawba
Head coaching record
Overall 107–31–7 (football)
60–37 (basketball)
179-70-3 (baseball)

Gordon Ashby Kirkland (July 26, 1904 – June 24, 1953) was the head football along with baseball and basketball coaches and athletic director for Catawba College from 1934 to 1948.[1] During his tenures, he led his teams to eight North State Conference football titles, nine basketball crowns, and two baseball championships. He was a graduate of Elon College.[1] He is a member of the Catawba College, Salisbury Athletic and North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.[2]


  1. ^ a b "North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame | Raleigh, NC". Ncshof.org. Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Discover What's Inside". Salisburync.gov. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 

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