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Garland’s Jeff Jordan Joins Jayhawk Staff


Jeff Jordan has resigned as Garland head football coach and accepted the director of personnel position at Kansas University.  He joins a staff led by David Beaty a 1989 Garland graduate and former Owl assistant coach from 1997 to 2000.

“I am incredibly excited about the next phase of my life,” Jordan wrote in an open letter to the Garland community and published in the Dallas Morning News.  “I am going to be the Director of Personnel for the University of Kansas football team, coached by my good friend (and fellow Owl) David Beaty.  This job will take all the of the things I have learned in 29 years of coaching high school football along with 28 years of working in the Dallas Cowboys Scouting Department and put it all together.”

Jordan’s official duties at KU remain unclear.  Based on his letter, however, it appears he will evaluate the current roster and search for future talent to rebuild the program.  Jordan’s ties not only to Beaty but also to Texas high school football played major roles in his hiring.

“We are about to build a unique personnel department and talent evaluation system that I believe is going to revolutionize college football,” he wrote.  “It is going to take a lot of time and work, but I am so excited about this new opportunity.”

Jordan coached at Garland 28 years and received the head position in 2001 when Joe Martin left for Allen.  During his 15-year tenure, the Texas A&M graduate posted a 114-58 record, and the Owls reached the playoffs in 13 of the last 14 seasons.  He also holds the Garland record for playoff wins with 11.

The Amarillo native had nothing but praise for his former employers.

“I am greatly indebted to Garland High School,” he wrote.  “Every bit of professional success and a lot of personal happiness is strictly due to the fact that I became an Owl in August 1988.”

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