Townsend joins MBB staff at BenU (IL)

Jordan Townsend has joined the staff of the Benedictine University men’s basketball team as a full-time assistant to head coach Keith Bunkenburg.

Townsend comes to Benedictine after serving as the top assistant at his alma mater, University of Dubuque since 2016.

“We are excited to have Jordan join our Benedictine family,” Bunkenburg said. “The success that Dubuque has had during his time there is a great reflection on his hard work and dedication to the program. I’m sure he will bring that same attitude to our team.”

Dubuque reached seventh in the poll during the 2021 season and led the nation in three-point percentage while winning the conference title in the American Rivers Conference.

“I am jacked up to join the BenU family and get to work,” said Townsend. “This is a program that has won a lot and played in some big time games. I am excited to work alongside Coach Bunks and continue that winning tradition!”

Townsend also owns time in the NACC after working as the top assistant at Rockford in 2015-16. Rockford posted their first winning season in six years. Additionally, Townsend served as the head strength and conditioning coach.

Townsend began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Dubuque from 2013-15 following his playing days. The team finished 44-11 in those two years, winning 23 games in 2014-15 to set the program record. Townsend was a starter on the 2013 team that reached the NCAA Tournament and led the team in assists. A native of Moline, Ill., Townsend begins his duties at Benedictine immediately.

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