Jul 3, 2012
Athens Drive High School has hired its next head girls basketball coach.
Former Broughton High School coach Dayna Jordan was hired to lead the Jagaurs' girls basketball program.
"I just saw this as an opportunity for growth," Jordan said. "Just being in a different conference I felt like it would be a fresh start. I wanted to continue to coach and hopefully make a difference."
After spending 11 seasons at Broughton, Jordan was relieved of her duties after this past season. The Capitals were 20-8 last year.
"It was a difficult change for me. I contemplated staying home with my three young children, but I decided that I could continue to potentially make a difference and I just saw this as a great opportunity," said Jordan.
Jordan compiled a 190-93 overall record in her time at Broughton.
Now, Jordan will try to establish some of the same success at Athens Drive. There have been some talented and successful girls basketball teams at Athens Drive over the years, and Jordan said she hopes to build on that.
"I would like to continue that legacy. I see it as an exciting opportunity," she said. "It's always difficult when you come into a new program and start from scratch. You just have to see what you have and try to drum up some interest in the program."
Jordan will replace Patrick Daly who left Athens Drive for Cary High School earlier this year. She hopes to continue some of the traditions at Athens Drive, such as the Hoops 4 Hope game, raising money and awareness for breast cancer research.