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La. Tech hires assistant men’s basketball coach

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RUSTON – Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White announced Tuesday the addition of Jordan Mincy as an assistant coach to the Bulldog coaching staff.

Mincy previously served as an assistant coach for the past four years, spending two years at his alma mater Kent State, one year at the College of Charleston and most recently at the University of Toledo under Tod Kowalcyzk last season.

“Jordan is a really talented coach, mentor, and recruiter,” said White. “I’ve known him since his high school playing days and have followed his extremely successful career very closely. All he has ever done throughout, both playing and coaching, is win. He also has an innate ability to connect with people which will serve our players well.”

As part of the Rockets coaching staff, Mincy’s duties included scouting reports, recruiting and mentoring student-athletes. He also coordinated all team community service events.

On the basketball floor, he was instrumental in player development for the guards and wings having been a former collegiate point guard in his own right. He worked with guard Julius Brown who averaged a team-high 14.9 points per game and a Mid American Conference-best 6.0 assists per game en route to being a first team All-MAC honoree and a finalist for the Lou Henson Award which is given to the nation’s top mid-major player.

As a team, he helped Toledo put together a record-setting season much like LA Tech in 2013-14. The Rockets captured a share of the conference regular season title before falling in the MAC Tournament title game. The year concluded with a school-record 27 victories and an appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.

UT also set statistical records for most points, free throws made and free throws attempted.

“I’m honored and excited to be joining the Louisiana Tech basketball program and Ruston community,” said Mincy. “I’ve known coach White since I was 17 years old and he has carried himself in a first class manner ever since I’ve met him. The job that he and his staff have done here over the last few years is simply incredible.

“I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and helping coach White continue to reach greater heights with the LA Tech basketball program and mentoring of student-athletes.”

His hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.