Gord began his baseball career in Warren, Manitoba. He caught for the Warren Juveniles when they won the 1957 Winnipeg league title. After an electrical accident ended his playing career in 1964, Gord coached in Warren and St. James. He won the Interlake title with Warren in 1975 and developed the Interlake Blazers junior baseball team in that era. Gord initiated the resurrection of the Optimist Park sports facility when he coached in St. James. He coached St. James youth teams while setting up local indoor baseball clinics and while attending and instructing American baseball clinics. Gord was known for coaching minor hockey and curling and for his volunteer work at major sporting events.