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Jordan Coaches Juniors
July 06, 2018
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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF Softball assistant coach, Tiffany Jordan has been given the opportunity to give back to her country in the best way she knows: coaching.

The Guelph, Ontario, native has been selected to be an assistant coach for the 2018-19 Canadian Junior Women's National Team competing in the 2019 WBSC Junior Women's Softball World Championships from Aug. 11-17 in Irvine, Calif.

"I am so grateful for this opportunity and prideful to be able to give back to these kids," said Jordan. "I know how my experience was playing with the Senior Women's Team and now I get to help give that experience to a group of athletes and that is the greatest thing I could for as a coach."

The Junior Women's Softball World Championship is held every two years by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and includes 26 teams consisting of players 19-and-under. Qualifying tournaments determine which countries will participate at the World Championship.

This isn't Jordan's first stint with the Canadian Junior Team. She suited up for the Women's National Team from 2003 to 2005 and won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic. She also played in the 2003 Softball World Cup and the 2004 World University Games. Following her playing days, she served as the team manager in 2017.

"These girls are playing for their country," added Jordan. "They are so eager to soak up everything we coach them because they want to use it to their advantage, so they can play college softball in the States. They appreciate the value of a scholarship to come to the States to be able to live out their dream and continue playing softball in college."

In the last Junior World Championship, Canada placed fourth and look to earn its first medal in the 2019 event.

"My family is so proud that not only do I get to coach as a profession full-time, but now I also get to represent a Canadian team. This opportunity isn't just for me, it's for my family and all the people that have helped me along the way."

A four-time All-Horizon League Selection, Jordan was inducted into the Youngstown State Athletic Hall of Fame for her record career in 2017. She finished as the only player in school history to play more than 200 games, starting all 205. She also set career records in hits (231), at-bats (664), doubles (56), triples (18), walks (84) and runs scored (126).

"It is special for me to be able to go back to Canada to coach for this tournament because even though I've been in the States since 2002, it's a great way for me to show my national pride for Canada doing what I love the most."

Jordan joined the UCF coaching staff in August and helped the Knights to NCAA regional final appearances in 2015 and 2016. She was a part of 2015 American Athletic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year and 2015 NFCA Mideast Region Coaching Staff of the Year, helping the program to its first regular season and tournament championship in the same year.

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