James Jordan was born and raised in the north of England and played soccer there for Bradford City AFC before coming to the States on a soccer scholarship to play at Mercer University in Macon, GA. At Mercer, he started all four years and served as team captain for two years on a team that won three ASUN conference titles. Following graduation, he worked as a high school teacher, middle school administrator, middle school/varsity head coach (both boys and girls), and as a club soccer coach (various ages, with both boys’ and girls’ teams). He currently serves as the Director of Recreation at Eclipse Soccer Club in Houston, TX (a club with 1500 recreational soccer players from ages 3-19) and is the Varsity Girls’ Head Soccer Coach at the Kinkaid School. Jordan also holds the USSF National Youth License and NSCAA Premier Diploma (pass with distinction).
James has received the following awards/recognition:
- Georgia Youth Soccer Classic 1 Champions (CGSA 97 boys) in fall of 2012.
- Named GISA AAA Girls’ Soccer Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
- Named Macon Telegraph Middle Georgia Girls’ Soccer Coach of the Year in 2010.
- Named GISA AAA Boys’ Soccer Coach of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013.
- Named Macon Telegraph Middle Georgia Boys’ Soccer Coach of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013.
James also earned his doctorate in education from the George Washington University. His dissertation was on how email impacts the work of teachers.