Clark Atlanta University welcomes back 2009 alum, Alfred Jordan as the new head basketball coach.
Prior to Jordan’s new role, he has acted as an assistant coach at Clark Atlanta, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and most recently he was the associate head coach at Morehouse College.
“Returning to my alma mater is an extreme blessing. I’m honored to lead, mentor, and teach such an amazing group of young men,” said Jordan. “Working at Morehouse was surprisingly a great joy for me. Even though they are our rivals, they are still a wonderful organization, and I consider my time spent there a huge success. But now I’m ready to get to work here at my alma mater Clark Atlanta University.”
Jordan said that his foundation as a Clark Atlanta graduate has significantly impacted how he coaches and approaches life.
He says the “I’ll find a way or make one” motto is ingrained in him, and it’s how he comes to every goal and task. “It’s how I approach any obstacles that may try to stop me from achieving those goals.”
The knowledge and lessons learned here at CAU have had an unquantifiable impact on me regarding being a coach, a mentor, and an educator.”– Coach Alfred Jordan
During Jordan’s time at CAU, he played point guard for the Panthers and graduated in 2009 with a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He went on to spend eight seasons as an assistant coach at CAU and was part of three Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship teams, including the regular season championships in 2009-2010 and the SIAC tournament champions in 2011 and 2017.
During his last two seasons at Clark Atlanta, Jordan served as the recruiting coordinator. He lead the Panthers to a 45-18 overall record with back-to-back NCAA Division II tournament appearances.
He then followed former CAU head coach Darrell Walter to serve for two years as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. There Jordan recruited four-star guard Markquis Nowell and Ruot Monyyong, a top-50 JUCO recruit. Nowell and Monyyong earned 2019-20 first-team all-Sun Belt honors while helping lead the team to a 21-12 record and a regular season championship. Another Jordan recruit, Kamani Johnson, was named all-Sun Belt third team.
Most recently, Jordan was the associate head basketball coach at Morehouse for the 2021-2022 season. During his time at Morehouse, the team won the Eastern Division regular season championship and tied the school’s longest winning streak (18 consecutive games).
“What you can expect to see from Clark Atlanta Men’s Basketball is a well-disciplined, high-energy team that always leaves everything they have on the court,” said Jordan. “We are going to be ambassadors of CAU both on and off the court, and we’re going to continuously raise the bar of what it means to be a Clark Atlanta Men’s Basketball player.”