Josh Jordan – Assistant Coach / Recruitment Coordinator – Baseball Coaches
Chez Duc: After six seasons with head coach Chris Pollard at Appalachian State, Josh Jordan joined Pollard and the Duke baseball program in June 2012. The program’s recruiting coordinator, Jordan was promoted to associate head coach in July 2015. In addition to his role in recruiting, Jordan also works with Duke’s receivers and outfielder and teaches both hitting and basic running.
Jordan helped lead the program to another historic season in 2021, winning the first ACC baseball tournament title in the program’s history, and his first conference title since 1961. Duke streaked 12 straight wins in May to win the ACC title and secure a place in an NCAA Regional. Jordan saw two outfielders, Joey Loperfido and RJ Schreck, make All-ACC selections, and Peter Matt become the first Blue Devil in program history to hit 15 home runs and steal 15 goals. Offensively, Duke totaled 78 home runs, the fourth in lineup tradition and the most since 1998, highlighted by Schreck’s 18s and Matt’s 15s, the second pair to each hit more than 15 home runs in one. single season.
Jordan helped Duke to a magical playoff streak in 2019, culminating with the program’s second straight appearance and the second appearance in the NCAA Super Regional. The NCAA tournament selection marked the Blue Devils’ second straight appearance and third in the past four seasons.
Duke reaped the rewards of Jordan’s efforts in 2018, hosting one of the most successful seasons in program history. Ranked in the preseason for the first time in program history, the 2018 Blue Devils lived up to the early season hype, recording the first 40-game season in program history while also winning. a program record of 18 ACC wins and qualifying for the first NCAA Super Regional in school history.
Baseball America ranked Duke in its top 25 for 13 weeks during the 2018 regular season, more than doubling the total number of weeks the Blue Devils were ranked in the publication’s first 36 years (6 ). With an overall record of 45-18, Duke not only set a program record for wins in a season, but also reached 30 wins for the fifth consecutive year, the program’s longest streak since the Blue Devils have compiled a seven-game winning streak of 30 wins. 1992-98 campaigns.
For his instrumental contributions, Jordan won the 2018 ABCA / Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year honors.
Just two years earlier, Jordan had helped Duke make a general bid at the 2016 NCAA tournament, ending the program’s 55-year drought without making the playoff event. After starting the season 10-13 (1-7 ACC), the Blue Devils are 23-9 in their last 32 regular season games, including a 13-8 ACC record. During that span, Duke went 9-7 against RPI Top 20 teams, claimed series victories over Georgia Tech, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Pitt, and posted a perfect 10-0 score. in non-conference match.
During Jordan’s time with the program, 33 Blue Devils were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, including a school record tied at seven in 2018. Of those 33 players, 12 were selected in the first 10 rounds. of the draft, which is more than a third of the total of Duke’s top 10 picks in program history.
In Appalachian State (6 seasons â¢ 2007-12): Prior to coming to Durham, Jordan spent six seasons as an assistant coach under current Duke head coach Chris Pollard at Appalachian State. The Mountaineers have won 30 or more games in each of Jordan’s six seasons with the program.
Jordan played a key role in Appalachian State’s strong 2012 campaign, a season in which the Mountaineers set a school record for wins with an overall record of 41-18. The Mountaineers won the Southern Conference Championship and secured a berth in the NCAA Championship, qualifying for the Charlotte Regional Championship round with victories over National Powers Virginia and Oklahoma.
At Boone, Jordan oversaw the development of 17 players ultimately selected in the MLB Draft. Prior to the arrival of Jordan and Pollard, Appalachian State had not produced a Major League Baseball rookie since the 1996 campaign.
Small years: Prior to joining the ASU staff, Jordan spent the 2006 season with Young Harris College, helping the Mountain Lions to finish second in the 2006 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament in Region XVII. Jordan also coached Charlie Blackmon, currently a member of the Colorado Rockies, during his time at Young Harris.
Prior to his stint at Young Harris, Jordan spent two seasons at Fort Hays State in Hays, Kan. He began his time at Fort Hays as a graduate assistant in 2004 before becoming the Tigers’ top recruiting assistant and coordinator the following year.
Academic career: Jordan played second base at Catawba College from 1999 to 2002, leading the Indians to the South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship in 2002. He began his coaching career as a volunteer coach at his alma mater in 2003.
Jordan holds a BS in Social Sciences from Catawba and an MS in Exercise Science from Fort Hays State in 2005. Originally from Gastonia, North Carolina, he was awarded a Letter four-year-old and interpreter of all lectures at Hunter Huss High School. from 1995-98.
Staff: Jordan and his wife (Erika) reside in Durham, North Carolina with their son (Jaxon) and daughter (Lillian).
Last updated on 10/14/2021