A highly successful softball coach who has coached nationally ranked teams to conference championships will take on the softball head coaching position at Emory & Henry.
Jack Jordan brings extensive experience to Emory & Henry after 16 years as a softball coach at both the high school and college levels. His college coaching experience includes a successful six-year run at Division III Virginia Wesleyan College. He compiled a record of 170-58 and led the team to two NCAA Tournament appearances, three USA South Tournament Championships, and four USA South Regular Season Championships and the teams were ranked in the Top 20 nationally in four separate seasons. His success led to his selection as USA South Coach of the Year four times and one Regional Coach of the Year selection.
Jordan also had a three-year stint at Charleston Southern, a Division I team. The team he inherited had lost 44 consecutive games prior to his arrival. He led the team to three consecutive winning seasons. For that work, he was selected by USA Today as an Honorable Mention selection for the National Coach of the Year award.
E&H Director of Athletics Myra Sims says Jordan "brings not just experience, but also a wealth of success to the table. He has won at every level and in every sport he has coached. We are extremely fortunate to bring a coach of Jack's caliber to Emory & Henry, and I have no doubt that he will lead our softball program in the right direction. He has clearly articulated the goals of rebuilding a highly successful softball program at Emory & Henry while doing things the right way."
His work at various high schools in South Carolina included two regional championships at Socastee High School, appearances in three Lower State Championship Games, and a career record of 118-56. Jordan also has extensive and successful experience coaching basketball for both men and women at the college and high school levels, and football at the high school level.
Jordan said, “Emory & Henry has an outstanding tradition of both academic and athletic excellence. I am honored to have the opportunity to work here and continue that tradition. The campus exudes historical significance and a charm that has great appeal. My main goals for the softball program are four-fold: return the program to a level of competitiveness within the ODAC; help the program progress to a point of national recognition, and advancement to the NCAA Tournament; provide for our student-athletes an experience which will enhance their education and enrich their lives; run a highly competitive program with enthusiasm and class, and do all this within the framework of ODAC and NCAA guidelines.”
Jordan completed his bachelor's degree in physical education at Trinity University and his master’s degree in sport management at the U.S. Sports Academy. He also has completed an additional 30 hours of graduate level course work in education.