Friday, January 20, 2012

UNC alum Randy Jordan to coach Tar Heel RBs

CHAPEL HILL — Former North Carolina running back Randy Jordan is returning to the school to coach the Tar Heels’ running backs, the university announced on Friday.

Jordan comes to UNC from Texas A&M, where he coached the Aggies’ running backs for the past four seasons. After graduating from UNC in 1993, Jordan spent nine seasons in the NFL and was the special teams captain for the Oakland Raiders team that reached Super Bowl XXXVII at the end of the 2002 season.

Jordan also scored the first touchdown in Jacksonville Jaguars history on a 71-yard touchdown catch. His hiring at UNC completes Larry Fedora's first staff of assistant coaches.

“I’m excited to bring Randy back to Chapel Hill,” Fedora said in a statement. “He has a tremendous background both as a player in the NFL and as a college assistant at Nebraska and Texas A&M. Randy is an enthusiastic coach who enjoys teaching and recruiting. He is a good fit for our coaching staff.”

Jordan began his coaching career with the Raiders as a special teams assistant midway through the 2003 season. He later spent four seasons as an assistant at Nebraska under former Raiders coach Bill Callahan.

-- Andrew Carter


sam ogilvie said...

Great hire! Randy is a talented Manson, N.C. native who has persevered and done well. He should be a great mentor, teacher and motivator. We're lucky to have him back in the state.

Anonymous said...

Good hire. I was worried. I think they only had one African-American on the staff prior to his hire. Only mentioning this because they needed more than one to recruit and relate to the black football player, which makes up almost all of their starters and most of their team. As a caveat, I am an African-American and a UNC fan.