Mike Jordan hired as the head coach at Lafayette
Lafayette announced on Tuesday that Colgate assistant Mike Jordan would be its next head men’s basketball coach. Jordan is a former Ivy League POY at Penn who has spent nine seasons on Matt Langel‘s staff.
“After conducting a national search we are excited to welcome Mike to the Leopard family.” said AD Sherryta Freeman. “It was important to find a partner who was committed to driving our men’s basketball program to Patriot League success while embracing the Lafayette community and the amazing things we can do to elevate the College. Mike is a tremendous recruiter, a high energy motivator and has been a winner at every stop. He cares about his players and is committed to their growth and development into champions.”
Jordan is a Philadelphia-native and spent eleven years playing professionally after a standout career with Fran Dunphy and the Quakers. In between stints at Colgate, he spent one year as an assistant under Zach Spiker at Drexel.
“I am extremely excited and thankful to President Hurd and AD Sherryta Freeman for blessing me with the opportunity to be a part of the Lafayette family as its new men’s basketball coach,” Jordan said. “I look forward to strengthening and building relationships with the players, fellow staff and the Lafayette community as we embark on this championship journey together. I would like to thank my brother, Matt Langel, and Colgate for providing me the opportunity to coach the game I love and to grow as a coach and as a man while preparing me for this next chapter.”
The Leopards were led for the last seventeen years by Fran O’Hanlon, who retired earlier this year. He last led the program to the NCAA Tournament in 2015.
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