Jeff Jordan

Jeff Jordan has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as head football coach for Garland High School over seven seasons. Jordan’s tenure at Garland High School as coach is the fourth longest of any previous coach. His record as head coach is 51 wins, 21 losses ... a 71% winning record. His district record of 32 wins and eight losses is an 80% winning record, ranking fifth in Garland High School history. Jordan’s team advanced to the regional finals in 2005 and state semi-finals in 2006. His team has been in the state playoffs five consecutive years, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. The owls won three district championships. He joined the Owl coaching staff in1992 when Joe Martin became the Garland High School coach. Jordan was defensive coordinator from 1992 through 2000 and was defensive coordinator for the 1999 championship Owl team. During his time as defensive coordinator, Garland High’s defense ranked in the top ten in the state each year from 1993 through 2000. And, Garland teams made eight straight playoff appearances between 1993 and 2008. In 1993 the Owls qualified for the state playoffs, and in 1994 through 1997, Garland won the district championship and entered the state playoffs in each of those years. In 1998 the Owls qualified for the state playoffs although the district title escaped them. Among his non-football initiatives as coach, he organized the “Reading with the Owl’s” program at Freeman Elementary School and recruited Garland football players to work with the Garland Special Olympics. Jeff Jordan and his wife, Shannon, have two children, Abigail and Carly.