Southern Union State Community College

Coaches

Joe JordanHead Coach - Joe Jordan

In 1987, Joe “Jabo” Jordan became the head baseball coach at Southern Union State Community College. During his tenure at Southern Union, his teams have won their Division championship 9 times have won the Region XXII Championship three times. The Bison were also runners-up 7 times.  Joe's record while at Southern Union is 1126-538-1. This record puts him in top 15 in the NJCAA active coaches.

In the summer of 1991, he had the opportunity to travel to Cuba as one of the coaches of a United States Junior College All-Star team to participate in a 10-day tournament there sponsored by the International Committee of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

In the summer of 1992, Joe was selected to serve as a coach for the South team in the USA Baseball Championships in Boise, Idaho.

In 2013, Coach Jordan was inducted into the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Prior to SUSCC, Jordan served as baseball coach at Newnan High School in Newnan, Georgia. Jordan attended college and played baseball at Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College in Andalusia, Alabama where he had the opportunity to play for Hall of Fame coach Q. V. Lowe.  From there, he went to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama and played baseball under another Hall of Fame coach, Rudy Abbott. After receiving his Bachelor's degree at JSU, he stayed on as an assistant coach and entered graduate school.  While there he coached in the 1983 Division II World Series held in Riverside, California, where JSU finished second.

 

Assistant Coach - Ted Wallen

 Coach Wallen joins the Southern Union staff after 14 years coaching on the college level. He served as Pitching Coach and Head JV Coach at Brewton Parker College from 1993 to 19998. He then took a position as a Pitching Coach at Georgia Perimeter College before accepting the Head Coaching position in 2003. During that time he saw 23 players drafted and 12 be named to the All American Team. In addition, he also served as an Associate Scout with the Florida Marlins under Bryan Bridges.