Quitman High School Athletics


Coach Brian Jordan Chosen As AD


You may have seen him on the Panther softball field last year. Or maybe, as a Quitman High School student, you had him for Mississippi Studies. It could be that you remember when Brian Jordan took over as maintenance director after Ronnie Cook retired. Maybe you recall years ago when he taught social studies to seventh graders at Quitman Junior High. There he was head coach for the QJH football team, and that was before he coached QHS soccer. Coaching soccer, of course, made sense to Jordan, whose prowess in the sport helped pay for his history and business administration degrees from Jones County Junior College and Mississippi College. His intent was to then go to law school, but a suggestion from his mom led him to William Carey University where he got his master’s degree in secondary education. After filling in for half a year in Beat 4 teaching history in a junior high classroom, Jordan took his first job at Quitman Junior High. Now, 13 years later, he has taken the position as Athletic Director for Quitman School District. Jordan explains his new responsibilities, “My main duty is making sure that everything is ready on game days. I’ll ensure that the officials are there, the facilities are adequate, our opponent knows they are coming, the money is there, the concessions are ready, security is on hand, and our workers are there. I’ll make sure our eligibility is taken care of, and that everyone that is playing is supposed to be out there. I’ll take care of athletic budgets and evaluate our coaches at least twice a year. But my biggest goal is to make sure we have the best possible coaching staffs in each sport so that we can reach the maximum potential each year with the kids we have. In high school sports your ultimate goal is to win the state championship. I am going to do everything I can to help the people we have reach those goals.” Jordan will also be handling the website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts for all eighteen athletic teams, but he’s enlisted his wife, Kristin, a teacher at QLE, to help with the social media side of the job. He laughs, “We’ve discussed it, and she’s much better at it.” In his first year as Athletic Director, Jordan will focus on what he knows is important to the community of Quitman School District, “People want to know that their kids are being taken care of, and they want their athletics to be successful. I want that, too.”