Gordy Ogawa is an Ontario, Oregon native. After joining the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1974 through 1980 he worked in the telephone industry for 31 years prior to his retirement in 2007. Ogawa took over the Chukar Softball program in the summer of 2009. In only his second season at the Chukar helm, he guided the Chukars to their first NWAC appearance in school history. The Chukars have qualified for the NWAC Championship in seven of the nine seasons. "We look forward to the many challenge's of winning a championship."
Coach Ogawa comes to TVCC with a long history of youth involvement and coaching softball in the local area. After playing and coaching fast pitch softball while in the service, Coach Ogawa started coaching high school softball in 1994 at Ontario High School as an assistant. While at OHS the team won league titles in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999. He became the head coach in 2000 and coached until 2004. While at OHS, Coach Ogawa helped start the Field of Dreams summer program to help players elevate their level of play. He has extensive experience coaching ASA softball. His teams have won state titles at U14, U16, U18 and has coached in three National Tournaments. Coach Ogawa's 2002 Field of Dreams U18 team won the Western National Championship held in Spokane, WA. All 14 players went on to play collegiate softball. In 2006 he was an assistant coach for a select group of collegiate players who represented the USA in the Australian Friendship Series held in Sydney, Australia. The team played in the championship game held at the 2000 Olympic Softball Stadium.
Coach Ogawa and his wife Niki reside in Ontario, OR and have three outstanding children; Leslie, Matthew and Jena, and one grandson Kaleb.