OFFICIAL: Jordan named Assistant Basketball Coach at Wagner

Photo Courtesy Wagner Athletics first mentioned this move back on 6/4 (DAILY DIRT). Following up now that it’s official…

Wagner College head men’s basketball coach Bashir Mason has announced the hiring of Bobby Jordan as an assistant coach with the Seahawks.

Jordan arrives on Grymes Hill after serving the 2018-19 season as head coach at IMG Academy where he led the Academics to a 26-4 record, while developing five top-five freshmen prospects in the state of Florida, as well as ten top-10 juniors.

Prior to his one season at IMG, Jordan served as head coach at Girard College, a top academic prep school located in his native, Philadelphia, where he guided the Cavaliers to a 23-6 record and an appearance in the 2017 Penn-Jersey League Finals.

Before taking over as head coach at Girard, Jordan spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at Drexel, after spending his first two seasons with the Dragons as an operations assistant, a position he accepted following his four-year playing career at Drexel.

During his time as an assistant on the Drexel sidelines, Jordan worked extensively with the Dragon’s guards while also earning a reputation as a top recruiter. Responsible for assisting in all coaching duties of a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) program, including film breakdown, practice preparation, and skill development, Jordan helped guide the Dragons to a 29-6 record and to the 2010 CAA regular season championship, a run that extended all the way to the NIT Quarterfinals.

Ranked as one of top-five assistant coaches in CAA by NextupRecruits, Jordan played a major role in Drexel landing the CAA’s top recruiting class in 2013 according to Hoopscoop. During his time at Drexel, he helped develop both a first-Team All -CAA selection and a CAA Rookie of The Year choice.

Jordan had been a part of the Drexel program since 2005, having originally walked on to the team as a freshman before eventually earning a scholarship. He graduated from the school with a degree in sport management in 2009, having played all four seasons under head coach James “Bruiser” Flint, and is a former teammate of Mason, who starred there from 2003-2007.

While an undergraduate, Jordan worked with The Hoop Group in New Jersey and was involved in both camp instruction and with team tournaments.

Prior to embarking in his collegiate playing career, Jordan was a four-year starter in high school at Roman Catholic. He was a three-time All-Catholic League selection and was a Markward Award Winner.

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