Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

Gord McLellan

Birth: February 17, 1948
Home Town: Renfrew, ON
Inducted as: Builder
Inducted for: Football,
Inducted in: 2019


Gord has been a resident of Kingston since 1971

Prior to starting his coaching career, Gord was Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and an Ontario University Athletics (OUA) All-Star while playing Football for the Waterloo Warriors.   After transferring  to the Queen’s Golden Gaels  he earned an OUA All-Star Recognition.  In 1999, Gord was inducted into the Queen’s Football Hall of Fame.

After university, Gord excelled as a Coach in Football and Track & Field from 1974 to 2003, first at Bayridge Secondary School and then at Sydenham High School.  In that timeframe, his teams won eight County Football Championships and 12 Track & Field titles.  Many of his Track & Field athletes have gone on to win Gold Medals at the Ontario Federation of Secondary Schools Association Track & Field championships.

From 2003-2008, Gord was Coach of the Running Backs and Special Teams with the Queen’s Golden Gaels Football Team.

Gord served on the Executive for the County of Frontenac Athletic Association and Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association.  He coached at Sports Camps in the summer and co-founded the Northern Lights Basketball League in 1987.  Hw was able to find time to coach T-Ball, Minor Soccer and Hockey as well, plays in the Kingston Touch Football League.

In 2003 the Football Field at Sydenham High School was named the Gord McLellan Field in honour of being a Teach, Coach, and Mentor  to thousands of Sydenham  High School students.