CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former Kent State standout Jordan Mincy has been hired as assistant men's basketball coach at the College of Charleston as announced by head coach Doug Wojcik on Friday.
Mincy, 25, joins the Cougars after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach under head coach Rob Senderoff at his alma mater. One of the most instrumental floor leaders in Kent State history, he has quickly built a reputation as a well-connected and talented recruiter.
"Jordan came highly-recommended and is a young superstar in the coaching profession," Wojcik said. "He is a high-energy and positive young coach who has a lot of experience being as young as he is. Jordan was a successful player at the Division I level and comes from a great basketball family from Memphis, Tennessee. His positive outlook, approach and philosophy in life will really lend well to what we are trying to achieve here at the College of Charleston."
In just his first season on staff in 2010-11, Mincy helped oversee the development of one of the most accomplished group of guards the Golden Flashes have ever had. Under Mincy's instruction, the Kent State backcourt produced Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Michael Porrini, MAC Sixth-Man of the Year, Carlton Guyton, and MAC second team selection, Rodriquez Sherman.
The banner season was one for the record books as the Golden Flashes compiled a 25-12 record while becoming the first MAC team in 21 years, and just the second in 48 years, to win back-to-back regular season titles outright. Mincy assisted in leading a team that featured just one senior and 10 newcomers to the lineup at the beginning of the year and led the inexperienced group to the quarterfinals of the NIT by upsetting both Saint Mary's and Fairfield on the road during the annual postseason tournament.
A four-year letterwinner from 2005-09, Mincy returned to the Kent State program after spending the 2009-10 season as a graduate assistant under former head coach Darrin Horn at South Carolina.
Upon his graduation in 2009, Mincy's 135 games played were more than anyone in MAC history. A true floor general in every sense of the word, he led the team to 93 wins and two NCAA Tournament appearances. Mincy ranks seventh all-time on the school's career assists list (347) and was tabbed MAC Defensive Player of the Year by the MAC Report Online as a senior.
A renowned defender throughout his time with the Golden Flashes, Mincy averaged 9.9 points per game over the final 15 games of his career. The stretch helped lead Kent State to an eight-game win streak and included a career-high 27-point outing versus Ohio shooting 5-for-5 from beyond the arc to tie the school record for three-point field-goal percentage in a single game.
Originally from Memphis, Tenn., Mincy is one of three siblings in his family to play college basketball. He led Ridgeway High School to the Tennessee Class AAA state championship in 2005. Mincy earned his bachelor's degree in business marketing in 2009 and is working towards his master's degree in business.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT COACH MINCY
"The College of Charleston has hired a young superstar in Jordan Mincy. Of all the players I have coached, he was one of the best leaders on-and-off the court. He is a class person and a very hard worker. He will be accepted and loved by the Charleston community in a short period of time. I am really happy for Jordan and happy for Coach Wojcik. They will be a great team." - Ohio University Head Coach Jim Christian, who coached Mincy at Kent State from 2005-09
"This is a great hire for the College of Charleston and Doug Wojcik. Jordan Mincy has worked hard for everything that has come his way. He is a guy who was a grinder as a player and is a grinder as a coach. He will be really good on the floor and will be a liaison between the head coach and the players. Jordan made a college career as a blue-collar guy and will do so as a head coach someday with the same principles. He has a bright future ahead of him and is a guy who will continue to build recruiting bridges." - ESPN Head Recruiting Analyst Dave Telep