Jordan, Charlie - 2008
Charlie Jordan was a 1966 graduate of Jenkins High school. Charlie excelled at football while at Jenkins and was named to the all-city team in 1965 as both a linebacker and center. Charlie was able to earn a scholarship to East Tennessee State Univesity, attending ETSU from 1966-1970. He was a member of ETSU's only undefeated season when the Buccaneers were the champions of the NCAA Mid-East Region. He earned four letters at ETSU. Upon finishing college, Charlie pursued a career working as a teacher and coach in the Atlanta area. He was most notably as the head football coach at Shiloh High in Lithonia from 1989-1999. Charlie took a moribund program that won 10 games in five years to a state playoff contender with a record of 62-41 in the next 10 years. His work at Shiloh was highly thought of and deeply appreciated by his students, players and community. The lasting appreciation of Charlie's work has been recognized by the naming of the field at Shiloh Community Stadium to "Charlie Jordan Field." After coaching at Shiloh, Charlie served as the Athletic Director of the Glynn County schools from 1999-2004. Charlie was named "Athletic Director of the Year" for his region in 1999, 2000 and 2001 and "Athletic Director of the Year" for the state of Georgia in 2003.