|Position:||Director of Basketball Operations|
Former UAlbany men’s basketball standout and Capital District native Lucious Jordan III has returned to his alma mater to serve as the team’s director of basketball operations.
Jordan, a former two-time co-captain of the Great Danes and key member of the 2005-06 UAlbany team that won the program’s first America East Tournament under head coach Will Brown, comes back to the Purple & Gold for the 2016-17 season. He has had stops at Siena, James Madison and a number of teams in the Capital District.
“We are excited to welcome Lou back to the UAlbany family,” said Brown. “He was an outstanding player for us and I am confident that he will do a tremendous job as our director of basketball operations. Lou has a high basketball IQ and understands the expectations that we have for our program. I am confident that the players, coaches, and the entire UAlbany community will enjoy working with Lou!”
Jordan spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Siena College. He helped the Saints to a pair of College Basketball Invitational (CBI) berths, including the 2014 championship, and a third place finish in the MAAC in the 2015-16 season.
Before Siena, Jordan served as the director of basketball operations at James Madison University for the 2012-13 season. He oversaw the day-to-day operation of the Dukes, which won the CAA Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Second Round that year.
Jordan formerly was a coach for the Albany City Rocks AAU Team in 2010 and 2012 and the head basketball freshman coach at Green Tech Charter High School.
He also enjoyed a professional basketball career, playing overseas with the Emmen Eagles in 2007 in the Netherlands plus the Albany Patroons in the Continential Basketball Association from 2006-09.
As a collegiate player, Jordan transferred to UAlbany after two years at Loyola. A two-year co-captain, he helped UAlbany win its first-ever America East regular season and tournament titles and subsequent NCAA Tournament berth in the 2005-06 season. He earned America East All-Conference Second Team in the 2004-05 season and All-Tournament Team the following year. Including his years at Loyola, Jordan scored 1,418 career points and ranks 7th all-time in UAlbany history in three-point percentage at 40.4%. He later served as an assistant team manager and a coach at the University at Albany Summer Basketball Camp.
A graduate of Colonie Central, Jordan was inducted into the Capital Region Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
Jordan graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and sociology, minoring in African American studies.
Jordan joins the coaching staff under Brown along with assistant coaches Jon Iati, Josh Pelletier and Jared Knotts.