Matthew Gordon Elevated to Men’s Tennis Associate Head Coach
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s tennis and head coach Cedric Kauffmann have announced the promotion of Matthew Gordon to the position of Associate Head Coach.
Gordon, who has served as an assistant coach with the Wildcats since 2018, has helped take the program to new heights during his tenure, including a program best NCAA runner-up finish in 2022 and an SEC Tournament title this past season.
Last month, Gordon was named the ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year, becoming the first ever men’s tennis coach (head or assistant) to win an ITA national award at Kentucky. The honor came after a historic season for UK in which the program played to a 27-5 record, reached the semifinals at ITA Indoor Nationals, won its second ever SEC Tournament crown and made the quarterfinals at the NCAA Tournament as the No. 4 overall seed.
A native of London, England, Gordon was named the ITA Ohio Valley Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the third consecutive year in 2023. He is the only Kentucky men’s tennis assistant to win the award multiple times.
Kentucky has reached the NCAA Tournament in all five seasons with Gordon on the staff, boasting an overall record of 100-41 during that span. Gordon has worked with four ITA All-Americans, including two this past season in Liam Draxl and Alafia Ayeni.
Gordon’s promotion comes shortly after Carey Rubin was named as assistant coach on the men’s tennis staff earlier this month.