Curriculum Vita

 

PERSONAL

Name: Brian J. Gordon

Contact information: gamabrian@icloud.com

Current Position: Director, Tennis Center for Performance Research, Miami, FL

Previous Position: Sport Science Director, Rick Macci Tennis Academy, Boca Raton, FL

Previous Position: Research Associate, United States Swimming, USOTC, Colorado Springs, CO

 

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

The Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO) 1979 - 1983.   Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 1983.

University of Colorado (Colorado Springs, CO) 1993 - 1997.   Master of Basic Science (M.B.S.), 1997.

Master's Thesis: Segmental contribution and timing in a flat tennis serve: An angular momentum analysis.   University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1997.

Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) 1997 - 2009.   Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), 2009.

Doctoral Dissertation: A method to determine the orientation of the upper arm about its longitudinal axis, and an application to the tennis serve. Indiana University, 2009.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Tennis Center for Performance Research, Miami, FL

      Tennis Applied Scientist and High Performance Coach:   (2017 - Present).

Sport Science Director, Rick Macci Tennis Academy, Boca Raton , FL

      Tennis Applied Scientist and High Performance Coach:   (2010 - 2018).

3-D Tennis Technologies, Cincinnati, OH

      Tennis Applied Scientist and High Performance Coach :   (2006 - 2009).

Indiana University (1997 - 2005)

       Tennis Instructor: Physical Activity Instruction Program, HPER.

Indiana University (1997 - 2003)

       Associate Instructor: Undergraduate biomechanics laboratory sections.

Indiana University (1997)

       Instructor: Coaching of Tennis, HPER.

Lynmar Racquet and Health Club, Colorado Springs, CO.

       Tennis Teaching Professional:   8/93 - 7/97

       Tennis Program Coordinator/Teaching Professional:   6/92 - 8/93

       Tennis Teaching Professional:  10/88 - 6/92

Vail Racquet Club, Vail, CO.

       Tennis Teaching Professional: 1984 - 1985 seasonal.

Colorado Springs Racquet Club, Colorado Springs, CO.

       Tennis Teaching Professional:  1980 - 1983 seasonal.

 

RESEARCH

Refereed Publications

Kolmogorov, S.V., O.A. Rumyantseva, B.J. Gordon, J.M. Cappaert.   Hydrodynamic characteristics of competitive swimmers of different genders and performance levels.   Journal of Applied Biomechanics. Feb. 1997, 13(1): 88-97.

Cappaert, J.M., B.J. Gordon. Frontal surface area measurements in national caliber swimmers. Sports Engineering. Sept. 1998, 1(1): 51-56.

Gordon, B.J., J. Dapena. Contributions of joint rotations to racquet speed in the tennis serve.   Journal of Sports Sciences. Jan. 2006, 24(1): 31-49.

Gordon, B.J., J. Dapena. A method to determine the orientation of the upper arm about its own longitudinal axis during dynamic motions. Journal of Biomechanics. Jan. 2013, 46(1): 97-101.

Presentations

Cappaert, J.M., S. Kolmogorov, J. Walker, J. Skinner, F. Rodriguez, B.J. Gordon. Active drag measurements in elite U.S. swimmers.   Poster presentation at 43rd annual meeting ACSM, Cincinnati, 1996.

Cappaert, J.M., B.J. Gordon, K. Frisbee.   Frontal surface area measurements in national Caliber swimmers. Poster presentation at 44th annual meeting ACSM, Denver, 1997.

Gordon, B.J.   Racquet speed development during a tennis serve.   Podium Presentation at USPTA Midwest Convention, Indianapolis, 2004.

Gordon, B.J., J. Dapena.   Angular momentum transfer during a power tennis serve. Poster presentation at 28th Annual Convention ASB, Portland, 2004.

Gordon, B.J., P.D. Norton.   3-D stroke analysis: The new frontier in player development.   Podium Presentation at USPTA Midwest Convention, Columbus, 2006.

Gordon, B.J.   3-D measurement: The new frontier in player development. On-court presentation at USPTA Norcal Convention, Stanford University, 2011.

Gordon, B.J.   Evolution of the world-class forehand: The serach for the perfect swing. Podium presentation at USPTA Norcal Convention, Stanford University, 2011.

Gordon, B.J. 3D Analysis of the Modern Backhand and Its Application for the Teaching Pro. Podium presentation at USPTA Norcal Convention, Stanford University, 2012.

Gordon, B.J. 3D Analysis of the Serve and Its Application for the Teaching Pro. Podium presentation at USPTA Norcal Convention, Stanford University, 2012.

Gordon, B.J. Stroke Mechanics in 3D Technology. Podium presentation at USPTA World Conference, Orlando, 2013.

Abstracts

Cappaert, J.M., B.J. Gordon.   Frontal surface area during the freestyle.   In, XII FINA World Congress on Swimming and Medicine.   April 12-15, 1997, Goteborg, Sweden. Final programme & abstracts, Federation Internationale de Nation Amateur, 1997, p. 104.

Articles

Gordon, B.J.   The serve and tennis science. Tennisplayer.net. March 2006, 1(12).

Gordon, B.J.   Introduction to 3-D analysis. Tennisplayer.net. March 2007, 2(12).

Gordon, B.J.   3-D analysis: The serve wind up. Tennisplayer.net. April 2007, 3(1).

Gordon, B.J.   3-D analysis: The serve back swing, part 1. Tennisplayer.net. June 2007, 3(3).

Gordon, B.J.   3-D analysis: The serve back swing, part 2. Tennisplayer.net. July 2007, 3(4).

Gordon, B.J.   3-D analysis: The serve upward swing, part 1. Tennisplayer.net. November 2007, 3(8).

Gordon, B.J.   3-D analysis: The serve upward swing, part 2. Tennisplayer.net. February 2008, 3(11).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing a High Level Serve: Twist vs. Forward Rotation. Tennisplayer.net. September 2018, 14(6).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing a High Level Serve: Rotations in the Upward Swing. Tennisplayer.net. October 2018, 14(7).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing a High Level Serve: The Hesitation Point. Tennisplayer.net. November 2018, 14(8).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing a High Level Serve: Synchronizing the Legs. Tennisplayer.net. December 2018, 14(9).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing a High Level Serve: What is the Optimum Stance. Tennisplayer.net. January 2018, 14(10).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing a High Level Serve: Probation. Tennisplayer.net. February 2018, 14(11).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing an ATP forehand Part 1: The Dynamic Slot. Tennisplayer.net. May 2012, 8(2).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing an ATP forehand Part 2: The Forward Swing. Tennisplayer.net. June 2012, 8(3).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing an ATP forehand: Realities of the Straight Arm Forehand. Tennisplayer.net. June 2018, 14(3).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing an ATP forehand: Next Version of the ATP Forehand. Tennisplayer.net. July 2018, 14(4).

Gordon, B.J.   Developing an ATP forehand: Quantifying Shot Outputs. Tennisplayer.net. August 2018, 14(5).

Gordon, B.J.   Two Handed Backhand: The Three General Types. Tennisplayer.net. October 2014, 10(7).

Gordon, B.J.   Two Handed Backhand: Optimizing the Muscles. Tennisplayer.net. November 2014, 10(8).

Gordon, B.J.   Two Handed Backhand: The Take Back and Dynamic Slot. Tennisplayer.net. December 2014, 10(9).

Gordon, B.J.   Two Handed Backhand: The Forward Swing. Tennisplayer.net. January 2015, 10(10).

Reports and Videotapes

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon, L. Hoffman, M.K. LeBlanc.   High jump #15 (women). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1997.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon, L. Hoffman, M.K. LeBlanc.   High jump #15 (women). Videotape addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1997.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon, L. Hoffman, M.K. LeBlanc.   High jump #16 (men). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1997.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon, L. Hoffman, M.K. LeBlanc.   High jump #16 (men). Videotape addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1997.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #17 (women). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1998.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #17 (women). Videotape addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1998.

Dapena, J., A.P. Willmott, B.J. Gordon.   High jump #18 (men). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1998.

Dapena, J., A.P. Willmott, B.J. Gordon.   High jump #18 (men). Videotape addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1998.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #19 (women). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1999.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #19 (women). Videotape addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1999.

Dapena, J., A.P. Willmott, B.J. Gordon.   High jump #20 (men). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1999.

Dapena, J., A.P. Willmott, B.J. Gordon.   High jump #20 (men). Videotape addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 1999.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #21 (women). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2001.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #21 (women). Videotape addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2001.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #23 (women). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2002.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #23 (women). Computer addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2002.

Dapena, J., A.P. Willmott, B.J. Gordon.   High jump #24 (men). Computer addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2002.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #25 (women). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2003.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #25 (women). Computer addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2003.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #27 (women). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2004.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon.   High jump #27 (women). Videotape addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2004.

Dapena, J., A.P. Willmott, B.J. Gordon.   High jump #28 (men). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2004.

Dapena, J., A.P. Willmott, B.J. Gordon.   High jump #28 (men). Videotape addendum to Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2004.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon, B.W. Meyer.   High jump #28 (women). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2006.

Dapena, J., B.J. Gordon, B.W. Meyer.   High jump #29 (women). Report for the Scientific Services Project (USATF).   USA Track and Field, Indianapolis, 2007.

 

MEDIA

The Serve: Creating Racket Speed. New York Times, September 2011.

HI-TECH Tennis. Tennis Magazine, March, 2013.

For Tennis Players, a Tech LoverŐs Paradise. New York Times, August 2013.