Top Eagle|Jordan settles into position as WSN head coach

Published 4:06 am Wednesday, September 23, 2009

By By Lydia Grimes
features reporter

A man with a familiar face is now leading the W.S. Neal High School Blue Eagle football team on the field this year.
Kevin Jordan has been a part of the coaching team with the Eagles since 2005, when he came to East Brewton from Pell City.
When he first came to W.S. Neal, Jordan became the defensive coach for the Eagles and  also worked with the baseball and tennis teams, while at the same time teaching history. His position this year has placed him as head football coach and athletic director for W.S. Neal High School.
Jordan was raised in Tallassee and said he was a typical student.
Jordan graduated from Tallassee High School in 1991 and from Auburn University in 1997 with a degree in secondary social studies in education.
He taught government and economics and coached at Tallassee for three years before moving to McAdory in McCalla, near Birmingham. After about a year he moved to Pell City where he coached and taught economics and history.
Hathcock was not the only person Jordan met at Pell City. That is where he met his wife, Rebecca, who was a fellow teacher. She taught the sixth grade and in 2005, when the couple moved to East Brewton, she became a third-grade teacher at W.S. Neal Elementary School.
Kevin jordan
Date and place of birth: June 8, 1973, in Montgomery
Occupation: Educator/Coach
My favorite book is: Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy
My favorite movie is: The Shawshank Redemption
My ideal vacation would be: Any vacation with my wife, Rebecca
I drive a: Ford F150
My hero is: Tiger Woods (the most competitive athlete on the planet)
The best advice I could give a 20-year-old would be: Enjoy it while you can
My first job was: Attendant at a batting cage (baseball)
My last meal would be: Probably steak, although a good pan of cheesy lasagna is hard to beat
My trademark expression is: “Hit ‘em in the mouth” (football of course)
My worst habit is: Biting my nails
My best asset is: Caring for people
The guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Jesus, Bear Bryant, Pat Dye, Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Tiger Woods, Abraham Lincoln
I wish I could sing like: Lionel Richie
If I had a different job, I would be: Either CSI or sports broadcaster
My favorite time of the day is: No doubt, morning
I’m happiest when: I see a kid make a change in his/her life for the better

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