John “Johnny” Jordan was  a Chicago prep star at Quigley Seminary, where he was studying for the priesthood. In 1931, Jordan left the seminary and entered Notre Dame University where he played three years of varsity basketball.  He captained the Irish in 1935.  Jordan played two games of professional basketball during the 1935-36 season for the Chicago Duffy Florals in the Midwest Basketball Conference. The same season, Jordan embarked on a career as a high school basketball coach. Except for  three years of military service, during World War II, Jordan coached at Mt. Carmel High School in Chiacgo from 1935 to 1949. After coaching Loyola UNiversity in Chicago for the 1950-51 season, Jordan  succeeded former Irish teammate, Moose Krause, as head basketball coach at  Notre Dame. Jordan coached the Irish from 1951 to 1964, fashioning a 199-131 record and  reaching the NCAA tournament five times.


JOHNNY JORDAN Height: 5:11 Weight: 170 College: Notre Dame’35
John J. Jordan Born:  Oct 23, 1910     Died:  Jun 13, 1991 Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1931-32 Notre Dame (Frosh) College
1932-33 Notre Dame College
2933-34 Notre Dame College
1934-35 Notre Dame College
1935-36 Chicago MBC 2 2 0 4 2.0
Major League Totals 2 2 0 4 2.0
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1935-36 Chicago MBC 1 1 5 7 7.0
Major League Totals 1 1 5 7 7.0
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