Valencia Jordan has served as the Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) at Tennessee State University since the summer of 2003. She also has other administrative duties within the TSU athletics department including her role as the head of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Jordan was involved with the Lady Tiger basketball program for 14 seasons, including the last three as head coach. She moved into the position as full-time head coach in 1999-2000 after serving 11 years as an assistant coach to Teresa Lawrence Phillips, who now serves the university as its director of athletics.
In 1998-99, she took over the coaching reigns for the final 12 games of the season. She guided the Lady Tigers to an 8-4 record and the team advanced to the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, upsetting a pair of two higher seeds along the way.
A native of Nashville, Jordan attended Hillsboro High, graduating in 1980. She was a multi-sport athlete, playing volleyball, basketball while also participating in track and softball. She earned second team All-Nashville honors in basketball and earned All-Nashville, all-district, and all-region in volleyball.
She played collegiate basketball at Fisk University before moving on to Austin Peay State University. As a senior for the Lady Govs, she averaged 13.0 points a game. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in health and psychology from Austin Peay in 1986.
In 2007, Jordan was awarded the Woman of Achievement Award by the Women In Higher Education In Tennessee (WHET) Conference and was also named SWA of the Year by the All-American Football Foundation (AAFF).
She earned her master's degree in health and physical education from Tennessee State. She carried the additional duties as TSU's head volleyball coach from 1990-92.
Valencia is married to Samuel Jordan. They are the parents of a son, Cameron, and a daughter, Kamri.
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