Saint Peter’s men’s basketball head coach Bashir Mason has announced the hiring of Bobby Jordan to his staff.
Jordan will be an assistant coach on the staff as he comes to Jersey City after spending the last three seasons as an assistant under Mason with the Wagner men’s basketball program, joining the team in June of 2019.
“My family and I are extremely excited to come to Jersey City and be a part of Coach Mason’s staff at Saint Peter’s,” Jordan said. “I am excited to get to work with our student-athletes at Saint Peter’s and can’t wait to see Peacock Nation fill Run Baby Run arena this year.”
Following a playing career at Drexel, Jordan became part of the Dragons’ coaching staff, serving as an operations assistant for two years and then as assistant coach for three seasons. Jordan assisted head coach James “Bruiser” Flint in leading the Dragons to a 29-6 record as they won the 2010 CAA Regular Season Championship and an automatic bid to the NIT Quarterfinals. Working extensively with the Drexel guards, Jordan helped develop both a First Team All-CAA selection and a CAA Rookie of The Year.
“I’m really excited to have Bobby Jordan join our staff at Saint Peter’s,” Mason said. “Bob and I are going on a 20-year friendship and the last three years he has helped upgrade our program’s level of success. There’s no doubt in my mind he’s going to help us do a really good job here. Bob is a tireless worker, he’s really connected throughout the country and he has a great ability to build relationships. There’s no doubt that he’s going to help me build this program here at Saint Peter’s and push it forward to new heights.”
Jordan also earned a reputation as a top recruiter for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) program. Ranked as a top-five assistant coach in the CAA by NextupRecruits, Jordan played a major role in Drexel landing the CAA’s top recruiting class in 2013 according to Hoopscoop.com
Prior to Wagner, Jordan worked at the prestigious IMG Academy as head basketball coach. He led the Ascenders to a 26-4 record and saw five players sign with Division 1 schools, along with five others signing on to play college basketball.
Prior to IMG, Jordan served as head coach at Philadelphia area prep school Girard College. He guided the Cavaliers to a 23-6 record and a State Playoff appearance. The Cavaliers were considered out of the top teams in Pennsylvania’s Class 1A throughout the season. Three of Jordan’s players went on to earn Division 1 scholarships.
Jordan graduated from Drexel University in 2009 with a degree in Sport Management. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife Kate and daughters Mackenzie and Madison.