RUSTON, LA (KSLA/Louisiana Tech Sports Information) -
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."
At the College of Charleston, Mincy worked under Doug Wojcik in helping the Cougars post a 24-11 mark in 2012-13 while advancing to the Southern Conference championship game and making an appearance in the College Basketball Invitational. The highlight of the season came in a road victory over No. 21 Baylor.
Prior to joining the Cougars staff, he worked with Geno Ford and Rob Senderoff at Kent State. In his first season at KSU in 2010-11, Mincy helped oversee the development of MAC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Porrini, MAC Sixth-Man of the Year Carlton Guyton and MAC second-team honoree Rodriguez Sherman.
The Golden Flashes ended up with a 25-win season while becoming the first MAC team in 21 years, and just the second in 48 years, to win back-to-back outright regular season titles. Mincy assisted in leading a team that featured just one senior and 10 newcomers to the NIT quarterfinals by upsetting Saint Mary's and Fairfield on the road.
KSU followed that saw up with a 21-12 overall record in 2011-12 and a spot in the CollegeInsider.com Invitational.
Mincy spent the 2009-10 season as a graduate assistant at South Carolina before returning to the Kent State program after having been a four-year letterwinner from 2005-09 for the Golden Flashes.
Upon his graduation in 2009, Mincy's 135 games played were more than anyone in MAC history. An instrumental leader on the floor, he led the team to 93 wins and two NCAA Tournament appearances.
As a tremendous basketball distributor, he ranks seventh all-time on the school's career assists list. He was also a renowned defender through his time at KSU, earning the MAC Defensive Player of the Year by Mac-Report Online as a senior.
Mincy earned his bachlor's degree in business marketing.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Mincy is one of three siblings in his family to play college basketball. He led Ridgeway HS to the Tennessee Class 3A state championship in 2005.
He is a member of Kent State's Gamma Tau chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and is married to the former LaTisha Carr.
His hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.