Larry
Legend
Coach Jordan takes well deserved
spot in OHSBCA Hall of Fame
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back at how much
Coach Jordan and
his Southeastern
Panthers have
dominated boys'
basketball in SVC
history.
Saturday night was a special night for one of the true coaching legends in the Scioto Valley Conference as
well as the entire Buckeye State. Larry Jordan was one of four high school basketball coaches inducted
into the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Several family members,
friends – including former assistants, players, and teammates, and even longtime Southeastern fans,
joined Jordan at the Marriott Airport Hotel in Columbus on this special evening. Coach Jordan thanked
them all in his acceptance speech as he recalled so many great memories from his great career.

After graduating from Southeastern in 1964, Jordan played basketball at Morehead State University
earning his B.A. degree. He began his teaching career at Zane Trace Elementary and was the reserve
basketball coach. The following year he was hired at Southeastern as the head basketball coach and
cheerleading advisor. While the cheerleader gig didn't last, the basketball job worked out pretty well. In
his first season, his team went 20-0, losing to Waverly and legendary coach Carroll Hawhee in the district
finals. This was the beginning of 26 years at Southeastern in which his teams went 433-171. During that
stretch, the Panthers won 15 sectionals, eight districts, three regionals, and played in three state
tournaments (77, 81, 90).

Coach Jordan coached at Waverly for three seasons starting in 1996 before returning to Southeastern in
2000-2001.  For the next seven years, the Panthers went 105-72, winning two more district
championships.  The legendary coach finished his career with two years at Jackson. All totaled, his
record was 586-274.  He was conference coach of the year 15 times, district coach of the year six times,
and AP Southeast coach of the Year three times. He coached in the North-South Game and served as
district director for District 14.  In 2008 he was honored with the Paul Walker Award.

Few names are more synonymous with Scioto Valley Conference basketball than Larry Jordan. First as a
player, Jordan scored 1,298 career points
(17th All-Time in SVC history) and is said by many to be the
league’s best ever rebounder. When you consider the league starting playing boys’ basketball in
1962, no individual has dominated the league as a player and coach like Larry Jordan.
SVCsportszone.com would like to congratulate Coach Jordan on this amazing honor!
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By Shayne Combs, SVCsportszone.com