Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Josh Jordan was named an assistant coach in June 2012. Jordan will work with the team’s catchers and outfielders while serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator. Jordan will also be involved in teaching both hitting and base running.
Jordan joins the Blue Devils after spending six seasons as an assistant coach under head coach Chris Pollard at Appalachian State. With the Mountaineers, his responsibilities included working primarily with ASU’s catchers and outfielders as well as serving as the team’s first-base coach. In Jordan’s tenure in Boone, Appalachian State won 210 games as the Mountaineers secured six straight 30-win seasons.
Jordan came to Appalachian State from Young Harris College in 2006 after leading the Mountain Lions to a runner-up finish in the 2006 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XVII Tournament.
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 assistant and recruiting coordinator the following year.
Jordan played second base at Catawba College from 1999-2002, leading the Indians to the 2002 South Atlantic Conference Tournament championship. He began his coaching career as a volunteer coach at his alma mater in 2003.
Jordan holds a B.A. in social studies education from Catawba and also earned an M.S. in exercise from Fort Hays State in 2005. A native of Gastonia, N.C., he was a four-year letterwinner and an all-conference performer at Hunter Huss High School from 1995-98.