3.5.12 FOOTBALL: Dennison Tabs Devin Jordan as Wide Receiver Coach

Football, 2012-03-05

(North Canton, OH) Walsh University head football coach Jim Dennison has announced the hiring of Devin Jordan as an assistant football coach for the Cavaliers.  He will coach the wide receivers.  Jordan is a former standout receiver from Massillon Washington High School, whose collegiate career at The Ohio State University was derailed due to injury.

Jordan earned first-team All-Ohio honors as a junior and senior for the Tigers and teamed with quarterback Justin Zwick to form one of the most dangerous aerial combinations in the state in 2001, hauling in 101 passes for 1,504 yards and 18 touchdowns.  He followed that up by catching 59 passes for 893 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior.  Jordan still holds Tiger records’ for single season receptions (101), touchdowns (18), single game catches (12) and touchdown catches in a single game (4).

Jordan served as a student-coach for Jim Tressel and the Buckeyes for three years and coached seven players (Ted Ginn, Jr., Anthony Gonzalez, Roy Hall, Brian Robiskie, and Brian Hartline), who went on to play in the National Football League.  He served under former Buckeye wide receivers coach, and now head coach at Kent State University, Darrell Hazel.

Last year Jordan was the wide receivers coach at Otterbein University, after spending two years at Wittenberg University.  He coached two NCAA All-Americans at Wittenberg.

“Coach Jordan comes to us with great credentials on the highest level of college football,” exclaimed Dennison. “We are extremely excited to welcome him back to Stark County and into our move to the NCAA and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).  His presence and background will add excitement to Walsh University Football.”

photo courtesy Otterbein University