This week marks the induction of the 10th class into the Seneca High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This years’ inductees are Jessica Cousins, Stephanie (Mihaly) Fernandes, Tom Jordan, and Charlie Thompson.
Coach Tom Jordan served as the head track coach at Seneca High School from 1996-2012 and currently serves as an assistant coach. He was also an assistant football coach (defensive line) from 1995-2003, highlighted by a trip to the State Championship game in 1996. In his 16 years as head track coach, he led the team to 9 Region 1-AAA Championships and 5 State AAA Championships in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, and 2007. He was also an integral part of 4 girls’ team runner-up finishes and a State Championship in 2012. He has been named Region 1-AAA Coach of the Year 9 times, State AAA Track Coach of the Year 5 times, and was named the overall State Track Coach of the Year in 2001. In his time as a coach at Seneca High School, he has coached 25 individual state champions, and 226 individual region champions between boys and girls teams. Although Coach Jordan actively coaches all events, his specialties are the jumps. He has coached 24 region champions and 3 state champions in the pole vault, 18 region champions and 4 state champions in the triple jump, 19 region champions in the long jump and 7 region champions and one state champion in the high jump. He has coached 69 athletes to All Region Status and 11 athletes to All State Status in the jumps alone. Coach Jordan continues to serve as an assistant coach for horizontal and vertical jumps for the Seneca High School track program, making major contributions to the 2018 State Championship by coaching 2 pole vaulters and a triple jumper who all performed well in the state meet. Coach Jordan currently resides in Oconee County and when he isn’t coaching, he enjoys spending time with his family.