LaVall Jordan
LaVall  Jordan

Assistant Coach


2012-13 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster

2012-13 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster


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Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA National Championship


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Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA Final Four


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Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA South Regional


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Wolverines Overcome Shooting Slump in Victory over Nebraska

LaVall Jordan finished his sixth season with the University of Michigan basketball program under head coach John Beilein.

In his six seasons in Ann Arbor, Jordan helped the Wolverine program to five NCAA Tournament bids (2011, '12, '13, '14 & '16), with a trip to the 2013 Final Four and national title game -- the first for the program in 20 years, followed by a return trip to the Elite Eight in 2014.

Overall with Jordan, U-M averaged 24 wins per season as the Wolverines garnered 143 total during his tenure, including a U-M record tying 31 during the 2012-13 season. Michigan claimed a share of the 2012 Big Ten regular-season title with a 13-5 record -- the first for the program since 1986. The Wolverines just missed claiming a shared of the 2013 conference title after a last second loss in the regular season finale, but won their first outright Big Ten title in 28 years in 2014 with a 15-3 record, winning the league by three games.

Specializing in guard development, Jordan has coached eight Wolverine guards to All-Big Ten honors -- Darius Morris (2011), Trey Burke (2012 & '13), Tim Hardaway Jr. (2012 & '13), Nik Stauskas (2014), Caris LeVert (2014), Derrick Walton Jr. (2016) and Zak Irvin (2016). He mentored Burke to 2013 consensus National Player of the Year and All-America honors, as he set U-M records for assists in a single season as well as the freshman and sophomore records for assists.

In addition, during his stint with U-M, six Wolverines reached the NBA: Morris (2011, No. 41 by Los Angeles Lakers), Burke (2013, No. 9 by Utah Jazz), Hardaway (2013, No. 24 by New York Knicks), Stauskas (2014, No. 8 by Sacramento Kings), Mitch McGary (2014, No. 21 by Oklahoma City Thunder) and Glenn Robinson III (2014, No. 40 by Minnesota Timberwolves).

Before joining the Wolverine program, Jordan spent three years at Iowa (2007-10) under Todd Lickliter. Prior to his arrival at Iowa, Jordan spent four years coaching at his alma mater, Butler (2003-07), working as an assistant coach for three seasons (2004-07) and as the coordinator of basketball operations for one season (2003-04).

Jordan helped guide the Bulldogs to a 29-7 record in 2006-07, sharing the Horizon League regular season title in 2007. Butler advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament that year before a loss to eventual national champion, Florida. There he coached All-Horizon guards Mike Green and A.J. Graves.

Before embarking on his coaching career, Jordan was a starting guard at Butler (1998-2001), helping the Bulldogs win three conference tournament titles and two Midwestern Collegiate Conference regular-season championships. He participated in four consecutive postseason tournaments -- NCAA (1998, 2000, '01) and NIT (1999) -- and helped record Butler's first NCAA tournament win in 39 years with a 79-63 win over Wake Forest in 2001.

Jordan was a two-time All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference performer and was the league's tournament MVP in 2001. He tallied 91 victories in four years, which at the time made him the winningest player in Butler history.

Prior to playing at Butler, Jordan prepped at Albion High School under Charles Henderson. Jordan led the Wildcats to a MHSAA Class B State semifinals appearance in 1996 and a runner-up finish in 1997.

Jordan earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Butler in 2001 and went on to play professional basketball in Europe. He was the first Butler player to participate in the National Basketball Developmental League, playing for the Huntsville Flight.

Jordan and his wife, Destinee, have three daughters, Ava, Alanna and Adalynn

The LaVall Jordan File

Born: April 16, 1979
Hometown: Albion, Mich.
High School: Albion High School
College: Butler University, 2001 (BA, Journalism)
Family: Married, wife Destinee; children (3): Ava, Alanna and Adalynn

Coaching Career

Years School Position
2003-04 Butler University Coordinator of Basketball Operations
2004-07 Butler University Assistant Coach
2007-10 University of Iowa Assistant Coach
2010-present University of Michigan Assistant Coach

Coaching Career Breakdown

Year School Record Conf. Finish Postseason
2003-04 Butler 16-14 8-8 6th -
2004-05 Butler 13-15 7-9 7th -
2005-06 Butler 20-13 11-5 2nd NIT, First Round
2006-07 Butler 29-7 13-3 2nd NCAA, Sweet 16
2007-08 Iowa 13-19 6-12 8th -
2008-09 Iowa 15-17 5-13 10th -
2009-10 Iowa 10-22 4-14 10th -
2010-11 Michigan 21-14 9-9 t-4th NCAA, Second Round
2011-12 Michigan 24-10 13-5 t-1st NCAA, First Round
2012-13 Michigan 31-8 12-6 t-4th NCAA, National Runner-up
2013-14 Michigan 28-9 15-3 1st NCAA, Elite Eight
2014-15 Michigan 16-16 8-10 9th --
2015-16 Michigan 23-13 10-8 8th NCAA, First Four & First Round
Totals 259-177 121-105

Coaching Record

Years School Overall Conference Seasons
2003-07 Butler 78-49 39-25 4
2007-10 Iowa 38-58 15-39 3
2010-present Michigan 143-70 67-41 6
Totals 259-177 121-105 13

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