It’s clear that with the hiring of Brian Jordan as Lakeland High School’s new head volleyball coach, both the Lakers and Jordan got what they wanted.
Lakeland has itself an enthusiastic and knowledgeable coach with a track record of success within the Club World. He has coached various levels including: 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U elite teams. Jordan was officially hired by the Lakeland school board this past Monday evening.
Lakeland athletic director Roman Smith interviewed several candidates for the position, but Jordan took the prize. “I believe Brian’s ability to create a winning culture and atmosphere within a program will be exactly what the Lakeland volleyball program needs. He will hold these athletes to high standards while also helping them to develop and grow as people,” said Smith.
Lakeland has all of the things a coach is looking for from a competitive standpoint. Jordan will begin leading a team with several up and coming area athletes. “Our volleyball program is definitely moving in the right direction from a talent stand point. My goal is to support the coach, his decisions, and the programs direction. After several discussions, I know that Brian and I are on the same page with where the program is heading, which is exciting,” said Smith.
This past fall, Jordan served the Lakeland volleyball program as the Junior Varsity Coach. Jordan will now coach and compete at an even higher level within in a tough athletic conference, the North East Corner Conference, with the likes of Angola, West Noble, and Fairfield.
Program planning and preparation will begin next week between Jordan and athletic director, Roman Smith. For those athletes playing, and interested in playing volleyball this next fall, be on the look out for more information in regards to meetings, practices, and workouts.