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Assistant CoachEmilyn Jordan
Emilyn Jordan enters her third season as an assistant volleyball coach at her alma mater, helping Southeastern Louisiana to its third-straight year with double-digit wins and a return to the Southland Conference Tournament in 2014.
The Lady Lions finished the 2014 season with an 8-8 Southland mark, the program's most conference victories in a dozen seasons.
Mikayla Shippy and Morgan Todd, who both continue to make their marks on Southeastern's record book, earned conference honors in 2014. Todd was named All-Southland (second team) and Shippy was named to the Southland's All-Academic squad.
Jordan joinied the staff in October of 2013 from Seward County (Kan.) Community College.
In her one-plus seasons with SCCC, Jordan helped Seward to a 20-win season and was on the bench for a Lady Saints team that was ranked in the NJCAA Top-20 for the 18th straight season. Seward finished the 2012 season in second place in the Jayhawk West with an 11-3 record, just the second time since the turn of the century that the Lady Saints posted double digit wins in conference action. Jordan, who primarily worked with the Seward hitters, saw three of her players named Jayhawk West All-Conference, including Thayna Silva who was a first team selection.
Jordan came to Seward County from Sweeny, Texas, where she coached a number of different club teams with AVA (Absolute Volleyball Academy). She was the assistant coach for the 17Rox and head coach for the 13Blocks and 14select teams. In 2011, Jordan coached at Sewanee, University of the South (NCAA Division III), in Tennessee. While at Sewanee she helped turn the program around by quadrupling the team’s win total from the 2010 season. In 2010, Jordan started her coaching career at Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She served as the Crusaders JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach.
Jordan graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus on Kinesiology-Sports Management. A four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Southeastern, she was named team captain her sophomore year.