DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington High School hired Michael Jordan to be its new athletics director, the Darlington County School District announced Tuesday. The Darlington County Board of Education approved the selection during its meeting Monday.
Darlington High Principal Cortney Gehrke said she is excited for the experience Jordan brings to the school.
“Coach Jordan’s extensive athletic experience is going to be an asset to Darlington High School’s athletic program,” Gehrke said. “He is committed to the success of our student-athletes and looks forward representing the Darlington community. We are happy to welcome him to our Falcon Family.”
Jordan served most recently as the district director of athletics for the Jasper County School District. He has more than 30 years of experience working in public school education and athletics, including as a head coach for football, track and wrestling. He has served as a physical education teacher and a health teacher in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
He also played collegiate football for Livingstone College in North Carolina.
Jordan holds a master’s degree in school administration from Gardner-Webb University and a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Livingstone College.