Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Lloyd Jordan

Lloyd Jordan


  • Position: Coach
  • School: Amherst, Harvard
  • Years: 1932-1956
  • Inducted: 1978
  • Place of Birth: Punxsutawney, PA
  • Date of Birth: Dec 14, 1900
  • Place of Death: Richmond, VA
  • Date of Death: Feb 24, 1990

Member Biography

Lloyd Jordan arrived at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 1920, recruited as a basketball player. But he also competed in football, baseball, and track. He captained the basketball team as a junior and the football team as a senior. He coached both sports at Jeannette, Pennsylvania High School 1924-27, moved to Colgate as assistant football coach 1928- 31. Amherst hired him as director of athletics, football coach, and basketball coach. He served at those jobs 1932-42, 1946-49 with three years out for military service. His football coaching record at Amherst was 76-37-4. Jordan moved to Harvard 1950-56 and his record was 24-31-3. This made his career totals 100-68-7. From 1960 through 1973 he was commissioner of the Southern Conference. Jordan served as president of the American Football Coaches Association, president of the Collegiate Commissioners Association, and member of the NCAA football rules committee. He died February 24, 1990, in Richmond, VA, at age 89.
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