Gordon Mouser is a 1958 graduate of Sisters High School, where he excelled as a
multi-sport athlete, student, and actor. Gordon played football, basketball, and
track each of his four years at SHS. On the football field, Gordon was quarterback
of the 1957 state championship football team. On the basketball court, he was 2
team all-state his senior year and team captain of a team that went 23-2. On the
track, he broke the school record in the pole vault, and placed 1
in the pole vault
at the Hayward Relays. Outside of sports, Gordon was a member of the Honor
Society, council representative, student body vice president his senior year, and
“actor of the year.” Gordon attended and graduated from Pacific University, and
then became a mainstay coach and teacher in the Centennial School District,
Gresham, Oregon. Gordon taught speech, English, and theater for 30 years at
Centennial HS, and also was head soccer coach at Centennial for 24 years -
receiving state Boys Coach of the Year in 1994 and leading the team to the state
championship in 1983. He retired as the 3
All-Time winningest soccer coach with
a final record of 275-71-41. Gordon also continued to pursue his love of acting, co-
founding the New Century Players in Milwaukie, Oregon, and became a strong
advocate for the arts and theater. Among many artistic achievements, Gordon has
served as Historian and on the Board of Directors (with wife and drama teacher
Janet Mouser) for the Stumptown Stages (the resident musical theater company at
Portland’s Brunish Theater), where his son/actor Kirk Mouser has served as the
executive artistic director.