Advanced Catching & Hitting Instructor
Willie Gordon, who grew up in Evergreen, CO, had a passion for the game of baseball from a very young age. Willie began playing baseball at around 3 years old, and was a catcher for 16 of his 20 years as a player. Throughout his career, Willie had the opportunity to compete at a high level in 15 states, play at the NCJAA DII, NCAA DII, and NCAA DI levels, gain experience from training with MiLB and MLB players, and learn from some of the best baseball instructors in the country.
Willie was a starter and 4-year varsity letterman at 4A D'Evelyn HS. During his freshman year (2014), he was invited to the Rawlings Prospect camp and the Area Code games hosted by MLB. In 2015, he was named to the Top Prospect Team of the Rocky Mountain Showcase, named to the Rawlings 2017 Top Prospect List by Perfect Game, invited to the Area Code games again, and was named to the Scouting News 2017 DI-MLB Top Prospects list. In 2016, Willie was named to the All-Conference Team in Jefferson County, Perfect Game Underclass All-American Team (Honorable Mention), the Top Prospect Team of the Rocky Mountain Showcase, Rawlings 2017 Top Prospect Team by Perfect Game, and Top Prospect Team by Perfect Game at the Atlantic Coast Top Prospect Showcase. Additionally, he was invited to the Sr. Fall Classic All-Academic Game in Phoenix, AZ, Area Code games for a third consecutive year, and ranked as Perfect Game's Class of 2017 #1 Catcher & #8 Overall player in Colorado and the #120 Catcher & Top 1000 Overall nationally. In Willie's Sr. year at D'Evelyn HS, he was named team MVP, 1st Team All-Conference, All-State CHSSA , named to Team All-Colorado, and signed to NJCAA Catawba Valley Community College, in Hickory, NC.
During Willie's time at CVCC, he played in 66 games as the starting catcher, was a two-time Academic All-American, named to the Perfect Game Top 300 JUCO Prospects in 2019, Perfect Game Top 200 JUCO Transfers in 2019, the MLB Draft Prospect Tracker in 2019, and was the NJCAA National Player of the Week in March of 2019. After completing his Associates Degree with Honors, Willie signed with NCAA DI Presbyterian College for the 2020 season.
Since 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled all competition, Willie attempted to regain traction as an NCAA DII athlete at Queens University of Charlotte, but unfortunately experienced a career-ending concussion, after which he chose to retire as a player in 2021. However, through the creation of The Baseball College, Willie now is focusing full-time on helping young players fulfill their dreams of playing at the highest level possible by providing advanced catching and hitting instruction.