UWM Begins Search for New Men’s Basketball Coach

Following the recent announcement that UWM Men’s Basketball Coach LaVall Jordan is departing to become the head coach at Butler University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has begun the search for a new head coach for the men’s basketball program.

“We wish LaVall and his family nothing but the best as they prepare for this next step in his coaching career,” said Director of Athletics Amanda Braun. “Even though the time we had together was short, we are proud to have brought in a coach that embodies such character and a great sense of leadership. He has been an integral part of setting the building blocks in place for the success of our program. We are confident we will continue to build on his success and look forward to the future.”

Jordan arrived at Milwaukee following six seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Michigan and led this year’s team to the Horizon League Tournament championship game.

“The past 14 months have been some of the most rewarding of my coaching career,” Jordan said. “As our players embraced our staff’s vision for Milwaukee Basketball and continued to develop, they took us all on a special journey. I want to thank Amanda Braun, Mark Mone and the Milwaukee Athletic Department for giving me that opportunity. I also want to say thank you to the players – past and present – that I built great relationships with, along with Panther fans and the Panther community.”

We congratulate coach Jordan on his season with UWM and wish him and his family the best on the newest chapter in his career. Learn more.