LaVall Jordan
LaVall Jordan
College: Butler
Position: Assistant Coach
LaVall Jordan, who helped the Bulldogs to a remarkably successful run as a player, is in his third season as a full-time assistant coach at Butler. He was promoted to a coaching position in July of 2004, after spending the 2003-04 season as Butler's coordinator of men's basketball operations. As an assistant coach, he has on-the-court coaching and teaching chores, game preparation duties and prospect evaluation responsibilities. He also has duties with Butler's summer basketball camps. Jordan was a four-year letterwinner on Butler's basketball teams, 1997-2001. He helped the Bulldogs win three conference tournament titles, two league regular season championships, and he participated in four consecutive post-season tournaments. He was a starting guard on Butler's 2000-01 team, which won conference regular season and tournament championships and defeated Wake Forest in the NCAA Tournament. It was the first NCAA Tournament win for the Bulldogs in 35 years! Jordan then was named CBS "Player of the Game" in Butler's second-round NCAA Tournament contest after scoring 17 points against nationally-ranked Arizona. He was the first player in Butler basketball history to play in four NCAA Tournament games, and he also played in three NIT games. A native of Albion, Mich., Jordan was Butler's Most Valuable Player in 2000-01. He was a two-time all-league performer, and he was named MVP of the 2001 league championship. He contributed to 91 victories in four years, which was a Butler record at the time. He closed out his career in sixth place on Butler's all-time list for three-point field goals with 151, and he currently stands eighth on the Bulldog's all-time list for three-pointers. Jordan tallied 977 points, 365 rebounds and 179 assists during his four seasons with the Bulldogs. After graduating from Butler in 2001, Jordan played professional basketball in Europe. He also became the first Butler player to participate in the National Basketball Developmental League, playing for the Huntsville Flight. Jordan returned to Butler in the fall of 2003 and took over administrative and operational duties for the men's basketball team. He and his wife, Destinee, have a three-year-old daughter, Ava.