Greg Jordan is now the new head football coach at Port St. Joe.
Jordan officially approved by the Gulf County School Board this morning.
Coach Jordan moving south after a very successful 12 year stint at Blountstown, which included 11 playoff appearances and two state title game berths.
We spoke with the coach after Friday morning's board meeting, and he told us about the decision to leave his alma mater.
"Well you know Blountstown is where I went to school, and played and graduated high school from. And I was blessed to coach there 12 years. And you know there's never an easy time...but you know for us the time was right. And it was a hard decision to leave but it was an easy choice to come to Port St. Joe once I decided I was through coaching there."
Coach Jordan went on to say "It's an exciting time. We wish the kids at Blountstown the best, where I left from. And I spoke with those guys on Tuesday of last week. And we look forward to meeting all the new kids and the folks down here and getting involved in the community and getting stared. It will be an exciting time and we look forward to good things in the future."
As for the transition from one class 1-A power to another, well coach Jordan believes that should be a rather seamless one.
"Well I think the transition, there's a lot of commonalities between the two programs. The tradition, the will to win, the desire, the community support. I think there are a lot of things in common between those two programs that will make the transition a little easier."
Port St. Joe did not have class Friday due to the flu outbreak, so Jordan will meet his new players Monday. He'll take over on a fulltime basis at St. Joe in the middle of February.