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Greenleaf named SFCC assistant women’s basketball coach

August 30, 2013

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Jordan Greenleaf

State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher has announced the addition of Jordan Greenleaf to the women’s basketball coaching staff.

Greenleaf, a native of Rex, Ga., brings experience both as a player and a coach to SFCC.

“I love the fact that SFCC is so family oriented,” said Greenleaf. “I liked the fact that it was in a small town because I went to college in a small town. I know in a small community there is a lot of support. This is a great basketball program. The student athletes here go on to great schools, graduate and go on to have productive basketball careers, and that’s the type of program I want to be a part of.”

Greenleaf began her coaching career at Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Ga., during the 2012-2013 season. She served as the junior varsity head coach and assistant varsity coach. She led her JV team to the county championship and helped lead the varsity to the state Final Four.

Greenleaf played professional basketball in Peru, Portugal and Finland after college. She played for Tapiolan Honka in Division A in 2012 in Espoo, Finland.

During the 2011-2012 season, she played for L.A.C. in Lousada, Portugal, at the Division I level. She was a two-time MVP in the Portuguese Cup Final Four and a Division I Level championship winner.

Greenleaf played for Central Naval in Peru at the Superior level. She was named Team MVP and helped her team to the championship final.

Greenleaf played college basketball at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. She was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll and earned the Auburn Academic Top Tiger Award.

She finished her Auburn career ranked ninth in rebounds with 761 and tied for sixth in career blocks with 139. Greenleaf scored 858 points in her college career and registered 160 steals and dished out 154 assists. She recorded a career-high 19 points against archrival Alabama during her senior campaign. Greenleaf earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Sports Coaching.

Bucher said he was impressed with Greenleaf’s academic and athletic success throughout her career.

“Several of Greenleaf’s qualities stood out during the hiring process,” said Bucher; “Her experience playing in the SEC, her Academic Top Tiger Award and her international playing experience really caught my attention. All those things together solidified her as the best candidate.”

Greenleaf played high school basketball at Morrow High School, where she was a four-year starter. She was a three-time Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year.

“The people here are so nice and so welcoming,” said Greenleaf. “I’m overwhelmed with joy and so ready for the basketball season to start.”

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