Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Gordon A. Kirkland

Gordon A. Kirkland

Year Inducted: 1977
Category: Coach/Athletic Director


- Served Catawba College 1935-53 in Variety of Athletic Posts, including Head Coach of Football, Basketball and baseball Teams, and Athletic Director

FOOTBALL
- Coached North State Conference championship teams in 1934, '38, '40, '42, '44, '45, '46 and '47.  1946 and 1947 teams won the first two Tangerine Bowls.  1940, '42 and '46 teams were undefeated in the Conference.  His teams held a world record of scoring in 87 consecutive games.  His career record was 106 wins, 32 losses, 8 ties.

BASKETBALL
- Coached North State Conference championship teams in 1943-44, and 1944-45

BASEBALL
- Coached North State COnference championship teams in 1936, '37, '38, '42, '43, '44, '45, '47 and '48.

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