Joe Jordano

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Joe Jordano
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Pittsburgh
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Record 511–438–2
Biographical details
Alma mater Westminster '85
Playing career
1982–1985 Westminster
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1997 Mercyhurst
1998–Present Pittsburgh
Head coaching record
Overall 794–556–2

Joe Jordano is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers baseball team. He has held that position since prior to the 1998 season.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Jordano was a standout four year letterman and all-district at Westminster College, graduating with a degree in Speech/Communications in 1985.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Division II member Mercyhurst hired Jordano as head coach beginning in the 1988 season, with the new coach inheriting a team that mustered just nine wins the previous year. Jordano led the Lakers to a 19–17 record in his first season, and his teams were .500 or better each of his ten seasons. The Lakers made five trips to the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship and claimed a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships in amassing 283 wins against 118 losses under Jordano. At the time, Jordano was the Mercyhurst all-time leader in wins. While coaching the Lakers, Jordano earned a master's in Athletic Administration from Slippery Rock University.[1]

Following four straight regional appearances at Mercyhurst, Jordano became head coach at Pitt. Inheriting a rebuilding project in a Big East Conference that was growing stronger as it expanded, Jordano's tenure with the Panthers has delivered national rankings, seven thirty win seasons, two Big East Coach of the Year awards, and an invitation to the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference beginning in 2014.[2][3] On March 2, 2011, Jordano won his 403rd game at Pitt to become the school's all-time leader in wins with a 3–1 victory over Coastal Carolina.[4] The next season, Jordano claimed his 700th overall win with a 3–2 defeat of Akron.[1][5]

Head coaching records[edit]

The following list Jordano's record as a head coach.[1][6]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Mercyhurst Lakers (Great Lakes (Division II)) (1988–1997)
1988 Mercyhurst 19–17
1989 Mercyhurst 23–10 ECAC Tournament
1990 Mercyhurst 28–13
1991 Mercyhurst 28–15 NCAA Regional
1992 Mercyhurst 18–18
1993 Mercyhurst 29–15
1994 Mercyhurst 30–8 NCAA Regional
1995 Mercyhurst 31–7 NCAA Regional
1996 Mercyhurst 37–8 1st NCAA Regional
1997 Mercyhurst 40–8 1st NCAA Regional
Mercyhurst: 283–118
Pittsburgh Panthers (Big East Conference (Division I)) (1998–2013)
1998 Pittsburgh 12–27–1 5–16 9th
1999 Pittsburgh 27–27 11–15 8th
2000 Pittsburgh 31–24 11–13 6th Big East Tournament[a]
2001 Pittsburgh 18–27 6–18 11th
2002 Pittsburgh 36–16–1 14–11 5th
2003 Pittsburgh 36–20 13–13 6th
2004 Pittsburgh 38–18 17–9 3rd Big East Tournament[b]
2005 Pittsburgh 33–22 15–10 4th Big East Tournament[c]
2006 Pittsburgh 23–29 10–17 9th
2007 Pittsburgh 27–27 15–11 4th Big East Tournament[d]
2008 Pittsburgh 19–34 7–19 11th
2009 Pittsburgh 28–21 13–13 7th Big East Tournament[e]
2010 Pittsburgh 38–18 18–8 3rd Big East Tournament[f]
2011 Pittsburgh 33–23 16–11 3rd Big East Tournament[g]
2012 Pittsburgh 28–28 10–17 8th Big East Tournament[h]
2013 Pittsburgh 42-17 18-6 t-2nd Big East Tournament
Pittsburgh Panthers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Pittsburgh 22-30 11-19 6th (Coastal)
2015 Pittsburgh 20-32 9-21 7th (Coastal)
Pittsburgh: 511–438–2 217–247
Total: 794–556–2

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

  1. ^ 6 of the Big East's 10 teams qualified for the tournament
  2. ^ 4 of the Big East's 11 teams qualified for the tournament
  3. ^ 4 of the Big East's 11 teams qualified for the tournament
  4. ^ 8 of the Big East's 12 teams qualified for the tournament
  5. ^ 8 of the Big East's 12 teams qualified for the tournament
  6. ^ 8 of the Big East's 12 teams qualified for the tournament
  7. ^ 8 of the Big East's 12 teams qualified for the tournament
  8. ^ 8 of the Big East's 12 teams qualified for the tournament

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "#30 Joe Jordano". PittsburghPanthers.com. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Brian Foley (September 21, 2011). "Pitt’s Joe Jordano talks about the move to the ACC". College Baseball Daily. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ray Fittipaldo (October 2, 2011). "Pitt expects non-revenue sports to benefit from ACC move". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joe Jordano Becomes Pitt Baseball's All-Time Wins Leader". Pittsburgh Panthers. March 2, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Joe Jordano Notches 700th Career Win". Pittsburgh Panthers. April 18, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013 Big East Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.