LaVall Jordan, center, is the new Butler men’s basketball coach. Photo from onmilwaukee.com.
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Here are 10 things you should know about Butler’s newest basketball coach:
- Is the first African-American head coach in Butler men’s basketball history
- Most recently led the Division I Milwaukee Panthers to a 11-24 record in his first season as a head coach, including an appearance in the Horizon League championship game as a No. 10 seed
- Previously spent six seasons as an assistant coach under John Beilein at the University of Michigan and competed for the national title in 2013.
- Was an assistant coach for former Butler head coach Todd Lickliter at Iowa between 2007-2010
- Worked as coordinator of basketball operations at Butler before being promoted to assistant coach in 2004
- Played for Butler University as a guard for two head coaches: current Butler athletic director Barry Collier and Thad Matta between 1998-2001
- Was the first Butler player to take part in the National Basketball Development League
- Played professionally in Europe after graduating from Butler with a journalism degree
- Hails from Albion, Mich.
- At age 38, he and wife Destinee have three daughters: Ava, Alanna and Adalynn