Raymond Lee Jordan is a 1964 graduate of Peabody High School. While at Peabody, Jordan enjoyed athletic success in three sports: football, basketball, and tennis. He played one year at quarterback, but most of his football career was spent at tackle – both offensively and defensively. Jordan was honored with All-District selections for football, and twice for basketball.
Upon his graduation from Peabody, Jordan attended Murray State College where he was an All-Conference defensive end for the 1964 and 1965 seasons. He earned his associate degree in 1966 from Murray State. Jordan then moved on to Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he won All-Conference honors for his play at defensive end for the 1966 and 1967 seasons. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1968 from SOSU.
Jordan began his coaching career at Wewoka Junior High in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He coached football, basketball, tennis, and track from 1968-1971 at WJHS. Jordan then moved to Beggs High School as an assistant football coach. In 1973 he became the head football and track coach, and in 1975 Beggs High School won its first state championship under the helm of Coach Jordan.
Due to his success at Beggs, Jordan then moved to Northeastern Oklahoma State University where he served as the offensive line and head track coach. Jordan spent two years at NOSU before moving to Mississippi Valley State University as the offensive coordinator. After two seasons at MVSU he moved to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as their offensive coordinator.
In 1984 Jordan became the head football coach and athletic director at Vian High School. He spent the remainder of his coaching career in Vian. Jordan served in his position until he became the full-time athletic director in 2000. In 2010 he retired and moved back to where his coaching career began, Wewoka, Oklahoma.
Jordan was married to the late Jannie Lee Edwards Jordan. They have three children: Russell (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff), Raymond, Jr. (Grambling State University), and Richard (Missouri Southern University/NFL – Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs). He is also blessed with 15 grandchildren.
Raymond Lee Jordan has won numerous honors and awards over the years. He won a Class A State Championship in football while at Beggs High School in 1975. Jordan coached in the 1991 Oil Bowl and the 1994 Oklahoma East-West Shrine Game. The Oklahoma Coaches Association honored him with induction into its Hall of Fame in 1998. Murray State College enshrined Jordan into its Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
Today, Raymond Lee Jordan is being honored by the Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame for the success in his athletic and coaching careers. Jordan has had great impact on the many athletes he coached through the years.
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