Former CFL player Robert Gordon was hired by the Alouettes as the Receivers Coach in June 2019. In his first season, Gordon helped the team score 29 receiving touchdowns, more than twice as many compared to the previous season.
Under his tutelage, receiver Eugene Lewis registered his first season with more than 1,000 receiving yards (1,133) and was elected an East Division All-Star. Rookies Quan Bray (818) and Jake Wieneke (569) also had impressive receiving yards totals. Wieneke was also chosen the East Division and Alouettes Most Outstanding Rookie.
Following his 13-year-playing-career in the CFL and in the Arena Football League, the Detroit, MI native joined the Omaha Mammoths of the Fall Experimental Football League in 2014. He was named Head Coach of the Shenyang Black Rhinos of the China Arena Football League in 2017, before arriving in Montreal.
Gordon played six seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, where he was named a CFL East All-Star in 1999 and 2000, while catching passes from current Alouettes Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback Coach, Khari Jones. Together, they helped the Blue Bombers reach the 2001 Grey Cup game in Montreal. Gordon also played in Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton and B.C. He played alongside current Running Back and Assistant Head Coach André Bolduc with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1997.
Gordon ranked ninth on the Winnipeg Blue Bomber all-time receivers’ list when he retired. Furthermore, he was inducted into the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 2018. He played a few roles in movies, including in the cult classic Any Given Sunday (1999).