2012-13 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster
Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA National Championship
Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA Final Four
Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA South Regional
Wolverines Overcome Shooting Slump in Victory over Nebraska
LaVall Jordan begins his sixth season as an assistant coach with the University of Michigan basketball program. An Albion, Mich., native, Jordan will be one of U-M's top recruiters and coach the Maize and Blue back court players, while continuing to help in the development of defensive strategies, scouting opponents and on-court coaching.
In his five seasons in Ann Arbor, Jordan has helped the Wolverine program to four straight NCAA Tournament bids, including a trip to the 2013 Final Four -- the first for the program in 20 years, followed up with a return trip to the Elite Eight in 2014.
The 2013 NCAA appearance included a trip to the Final Four -- the first for the program in 20 years -- where the Wolverines lost in the national title game to Louisville. U-M followed in 2014 with its second straight NCAA Elite Eight as the Wolverines just missed its second straight Final Four losing on a buzzer beater to Kentucky. In addition to the 2012-13 season culminating in a national runner-up finish, U-M matched the schools record for wins in a season at 31.
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, but won their first outright Big Ten title in 28 years in 2014 with a 15-3 record, winning the league by three games.
Additionally, Jordan helped in the development of 2011 All-Big Ten selection Darius Morris, who recorded just the third triple-double in U-M history. Most recently, he mentored 2013 Consensus National Player of the Year and Consensus All-American Trey Burke, who set U-M records for assists in a single season as well as the freshman and sophomore records for assists.
Before joining the Wolverine program, Jordan spent three years at Iowa (2007-10) as an assistant coach under former Hawkeye head coach Todd Lickliter. Prior to his arrival at Iowa, Jordan spent four years coaching at his alma mater, Butler (2003-07), 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.
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
|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
|2005-06||Butler||20-13||11-5||2nd||NIT, First Round|
|2006-07||Butler||29-7||13-3||2nd||NCAA, Sweet 16|
|2010-11||Michigan||21-14||9-9||t-4th||NCAA, Third Round|
|2011-12||Michigan||24-10||13-5||t-1st||NCAA, Second 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|