Grove City Record


Jordan steps down as Grove City's coach


Matt Jordan has resigned as football coach at Grove City High School citing family and work commitments.

He made the announcement to his players during a team meeting Nov. 5.

“I look forward to the challenges of the next chapter,” Jordan said. “What is that going to be? I’m going to take a look at becoming a principal, which is the next progression in the education cycle. You start looking at moving up the ladder and doing things.”

Jordan coached the Dawgs for five seasons, finishing 24-27 overall and 21-14 in the OCC-Ohio Division.

Grove City qualified for the playoffs once in Jordan’s five seasons – in his first year in 2008 – losing to Hilliard Davidson 38-7 in a Division I, Region 3 first-round game. The following season extracurricular activities in the South-Western City Schools district were cancelled when voters rejected a spending levy.

This season, the Dawgs won their final three games to finish 6-4 overall and 5-2 in the league.