Baseball Coaching Staff
Associate Head Coach
At Duke (3 Seasons • 2013-Present): Josh Jordan joined the Duke baseball program in June of 2012 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in July of 2015. He begins his fourth season with the Blue Devils in 2015-16.
Jordan serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator while also working with the Blue Devil catchers and outfielders. In addition, he teaches both hitting and base running.
As the program’s recruiting coordinator, Jordan has helped bring in top-level talent during his first three years in Durham. Duke’s 13-player recruiting class in 2014 was ranked No. 16 in the nation according to Perfect Game. Two of those players — current sophomores Justin Bellinger and Chris McGrath —were selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. The Blue Devils’ 2015 class is also highly-touted and features eight players ranked among Perfect Game’s top 500 prospects in the country.
Jordan has been instrumental to the Blue Devils’ success over the past three seasons, including back-to-back 30 win campaigns in 2014 and 2015. With a 31-22 overall record in 2015, the Blue Devils recorded 30 wins for the 12th time in program history and back-to-back 30 win seasons for the first time since 2008-09. In 2014, Duke surpassed 30 wins for the first time since 2009. After Duke was picked to finish fifth in the Coastal Division in the 2014 ACC Preseason Coaches Poll, the Blue Devils ended the regular season fourth overall in the league standings. Duke posted a 16-14 ACC record and finished in the top four in the conference for the first time since 1994. In addition, the Blue Devils’ 16 league wins tied the program record, also set in 1994. Duke swept four ACC series in the same season for the first time since 1994 as well.
During Jordan’s time in Durham, eight Blue Devils have been selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, including five in 2015 in junior RHP Michael Matuella (3rd Round | No. 78 Overall | Texas Rangers), senior RHP Sarkis Ohanian (9th Round | No. 265 Overall | Cincinnati Reds), junior RHP Kenny Koplove (17th Round | No. 504 Overall | Philadelphia Phillies), senior RHP Andrew Istler (23rd Round | No. 702 | Los Angeles Dodgers) and redshirt sophomore James Marvel (36th Round | No. 1,087 Overall | Pittsburgh Pirates). Duke’s five current players selected was the team’s highest total since seven Blue Devils were taken in the 2009 MLB Draft, while Matuella and Ohanian became the first Duke teammates picked in the first 10 rounds of the draft since 2002.
With Jordan’s assistance, Duke has earned six All-ACC selections over the past two years, including three all-conference picks in 2014. Duke’s three All-ACC selections in 2014 were the most since Duke placed three on the all-conference teams in 2009.
At Appalachian State (6 Seasons • 2007-12): Prior to his arrival in Durham, Jordan spent six seasons as an assistant coach under current Duke head coach Chris Pollard at Appalachian State. The Mountaineers won 30 or more games in each of Jordan’s six seasons with the program.
Jordan was key in Appalachian State’s stellar 2012 campaign, a season which saw the Mountaineers set a school record for victories with a 41-18 overall record. The Mountaineers captured the Southern Conference championship and earned a berth to the NCAA Championship, advancing to the championship round of the Charlotte Regional with wins over national powers Virginia and Oklahoma.
While in Boone, Jordan supervised the development of 17 players ultimately selected in the MLB Draft. Prior to Jordan and Pollard’s arrival, Appalachian State had not produced a Major League Baseball draftee since the 1996 campaign.
Early Years: Before joining the ASU staff, Jordan spent the 2006 season with Young Harris College, helping 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.
College Career: 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 science 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.
Personal: Jordan and his wife, Erika, reside in Durham, N.C., with their son, Jaxon.