THIS IS EPISODE 217 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
LaVall Jordan was named the head coach of the Butler men’s basketball team on June 14, 2017. He came to Butler after a one-year stint as head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to that, he spent six seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Michigan, where he was a part of two Final Fours and a national championship appearance in 2013.
As a player, Jordan was part of the resurgence of Butler basketball from 1997-2001, as he helped the Bulldogs to three NCAA tournament appearances, and in 2001, their first tournament win in nearly 40 years.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Jordan about the Butler Bulldogs culture, how he came to Butler back in 1997, where his faith took shape, how he brings that faith into coaching, and the toughest lesson he’s learned from the game of basketball.
““Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
Isaiah 43:18-19 #HappyNewYears
— LaVall Jordan (@LaVall_Jordan) January 1, 2019
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