Savannah basketball coach to head football team, too

Tim Jordan, the Savannah basketball coach who has led his team to the state finals the past two seasons, is now the school’s football coach, too.

Jordan was hired to take over the football team on an interim basis to replace David Jackson, who resigned earlier this year after three seasons. Savannah’s football team last had a winning season in 1995 (7-4). The team’s 4-6 finish in 2012 was its best since 2001.

Savannah’s basketball teams are another story.

Jordan has led the Blue Jackets to six final-four appearances and a state championship in 1998. They lost to Johnson of Savannah in the 2013 Class AAA final and to Milton in the 2012 AAAA final.

Jordan has worked for Chatham County schools for 28 years. He was recruited to Savannah State to play wide receiver  out of high school.

6 comments Add your comment

Copernicus

July 5th, 2013
1:12 pm

Milton won the AAAAA title in 2012. Miller Grove was the AAAA champion

fan atl

July 5th, 2013
2:11 pm

Utaff W. Gordon

July 5th, 2013
5:42 pm

Like P.T. Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute!”… my man Tim was born just a minute ago! Good Luck to my partner… glad it ain’t me! Whew!!!!

Steve Daniels

July 5th, 2013
8:54 pm

Yet another misprint by the AJC in terms of high school basketball. Thanks Copernicus! AJC is an embarrassment as always when it comes to high school basketball in this state. Of course Todd Holcomb article. Todd- just don’t cover basketball, we know you don’t care.

pioneer

July 8th, 2013
10:21 am

Classy, classy guy. Don’t be surprised by football success if he stays with it though I hope the school district realizes they are getting MUCH more than their money’s worth from Jordan.

FootballTopFan(c)

July 8th, 2013
5:31 pm

FootballTopFan(c) would like to wish Tim Jordan the best of luck and success as Head Football Coach of the Blue Jackets !!!

It is a great accomplishment to be a head football and basketball coach at the same school.

Football Top Fans and high school football fans anxiously await the start of the upcoming high school football season.