Nield Gordon

Nield Gordon, a Brunswick native, had an incredible basketball career, both as a player and as a coach. Gordon led the 1947 Brunswick High School team to a first-ever appearance in the Maryland state championships, led the nation in scoring at Wingate Junior College, was All-Southern Conference for two years at Furman University, and was drafted by the NBA’s New York Knicks in 1953. As a collegiate coach, he was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1977 while at Newberry College and returned to Wingate to close out a 509-win career.