Jourdan Sanders Named Assistant Coach

Published 1:20 pm Friday, May 29, 2020

Former St. Andrews men’s basketball player served as an assistant for Devan Carter at Tusculum University

Lincoln Memorial University head women’s basketball coach Devan Carter has announced the hiring of Jourdan Sanders as an assistant coach.

Sanders arrives in Harrogate after spending the past two seasons at fellow South Atlantic Conference member Tusculum University, including one season as an assistant coach and one season as a graduate assistant.

Jourdan Sanders is a tireless worker and one of the most well rounded assistants I’ve ever had,” Carter said. “Watching him grow as a leader and a coach over the past few years has been remarkable. He has the blue collar, no excuses mentality that our program will be built on. He is super reliable and will be a great addition to LMU. He is a rising star in this profession.”

In his second season in Greeneville, Sanders helped the team to a 24-8 overall record and their first  South Atlantic Conference tournament championship since the 2010-11 season, as well as the first  NCAA Southeast Regional appearance since the 2011-12 season.

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During his time as an assistant coach, Sanders assisted primarily with post position players. He was responsible for skill development, individual workouts, and film session. He assisted heavily in the development of Mia Long, who was named first team All-South Atlantic Conference, South Atlantic Conference Tournament MVP, and second team All-Southeast Region for the 2019-20 season. Additionally, he helped Kasey Johnson earn All-South Atlantic Conference honorable mention honors in 2019-20.

As a graduate assistant, Sanders assisted with individual skill development of all players, helped with scouting and pregame preparation, and organized summer basketball camps at Tusculum.

Sanders graduated from St. Andrews University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sport and Recreational Studies, and received his Master of Business Administration from Tusculum this past December.