A graduate member of the Tomahawk High School Class of 1963 participating in football, basketball and track earning letters in all three.
Gordy's strongest sport was track where he excelled at the half mile and as a senior was conference champion, sectional runnerup and finished sixth at the State tournament. Gordy continued running cross country during college at UW-Madison for two seasons.
A fine athlete as a Hatchet, Gordy returned to Tomahawk in 1968 to teach and coach. Over the years he coached freshmen basketball two years (1980-81), football three years (1968-70), boys track six years (1972-77), girls track nine years (1977-85), boys cross country thirteen years (1971-83), and girls cross country nine years (1975-83).
His cross country teams produced the most prolific, sustained level of success of any team in school history. Gordy is the only coach to win a WIAA team championship for Tomahawk High School and did it in four consecutive years. His teams earned three gold trophies in girls cross country (1976, 1978, 1979), sandwiched around a boys title in 1977.
From 1973-78, Gordy's boys teams won Lumberjack Conference championships in six consecutive seasons. The 1977 boys state champions scored 25 points, while in 1978 the girls state championship team scored a record low 32 points. Both totals are some of the lowest in state history.
Gordy recently retired after over thirty years of service to the School District of Tomahawk.