Canada's Gord Perrin bumps the ball

Gord Perrin


Gord Perrin was a member of the Canadian volleyball team that came within one win of qualifying for London 2012, losing to the United States in the final of NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament. In 2014 he was part of Canada’s best ever seventh place finish at the FIVB World Championships. He was also a member of the Canadian teams that won bronze at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and gold at the 2015 NORCECA Continental Championship. That came after he tore his left meniscus in March 2015, requiring surgery and taking him out of the rest of his pro season with LRP Piacenza. In 2013 FIVB World League play, Perrin was Canada’s leading scorer in a five-set win over world number two Russia. In 2016 he helped Canada win the FIVB World League Group 2, earning the team a spot in the elite Group 1 in 2017.   Perrin played three years with the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack, leading them to a bronze medal at the 2007-08 CIS Championship, where he was named a tournament all-star. In 2009-10 he was the school’s male athlete of the year. Perrin joined the professional club Arkas SC in Izmir, Turkey in 2011-12, where he was coached by Canadian national team coach Glenn Hoag, capturing the league championship in 2013 and 2015. Perrin currently plays professionally for Asseco Resovia in Poland. Perrin won a bronze medal with Team BC at the 2009 Canada Games.

Getting to know…

Family: Father Dave Perrin, mother Ruth Boehmer… Brother Marshall, sisters Alicia and Joan…Outside Interests: Attended Thompson Rivers University… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Gordo… Always listens to music before a game…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2016 RioVolleyballMen5

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2016 - 5th

Pan American Games: 2015 – BRONZE

FIVB World Championships: 2014 – 7th; 2010 – 19th

FIVB World Cup: 2015 – 7th

FIVB World League: 2016 – 13th; 2015 – 15th; 2014 – 13th; 2013 – 5th; 2012 – 12th

NORCECA: 2015 – GOLD; 2013 – SILVER; 2011 – BRONZE