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Overview

Shug Jordan

Date of birth
Sep 25, 1910

Date of death
Jul 17, 1980 (age 69)

Hometown
Selma, AL

Nationality
American

College
Auburn University

High school
Selma

Summary
James Ralph "Shug" Jordan (JERD-an) (September 25, 1910 - July 17, 1980) was the winningest football coach at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. The university's Jordan-Hare Stadium is named in his honor. Jordan was named National Coach of the Year in 1957 when Auburn was voted national champions by the Associated Press...
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Awards

NCAA D-I FBS Champion (AP)
Auburn Tigers Football
1957

Trivia
  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982

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Shug Jordan & QB Loran Carter of Auburn_1967.jpg
Shug Jordan & QB Loran Carter of Auburn_1967.jpg
by Rt 53 veer pass Dec 02, 2012
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Coaches Shug Jordan of Auburn & Darrell Royal of Texas after 1974 Gator Bowl.jpg
Coaches Shug Jordan of Auburn & Darrell Royal of Texas after 1974 Gator Bowl.jpg
by Rt 53 veer pass Nov 09, 2012
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Texas' Darrell Royal with Auburn's Shug Jordan 1974
Texas' Darrell Royal with Auburn's Shug Jordan 1974
by Hearndon Feb 20, 2012
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November 29, 1958, #2 Auburn (8-0-1) vs. Alabama (5-3-1)
Under Shug Jordan, defending national champion Auburn was undefeated in nine games in 1958 at 8-0-1, the lone blemish a 7-7 tie with Georgia Tech on October 18. Ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press poll and riding a 23-game unbeaten streak, the Tigers still...
by jdlink Sep 21, 2011
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Shug Jordan of Auburn & Bear Bryant of Alabama_1975.jpg
Shug Jordan of Auburn & Bear Bryant of Alabama_1975.jpg
by Rt 53 veer pass Jul 01, 2011
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Updated athletic career information for Shug Jordan
Added Shug Jordan to the 1935 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1936 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1937 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1938 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1939 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1940 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1941 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1942 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1945 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
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by Andy26399 Nov 29, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Shug Jordan
Added Shug Jordan to the 1934 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
by Andy26399 Nov 29, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Shug Jordan
Edited the personal notes for Shug Jordan.
  • Added trivia: "Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982"
by Andy26399 Nov 29, 2010
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Ralph 'Shug' Jordan.bmp
by thesemers Nov 27, 2010
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Opening of Auburn Arena 'Dream Come True'
Auburn University officials joined Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs, Head Men's Basketball Coach Tony Barbee and Head Women's Basketball Coach Nell Fortner in opening the $86 million Auburn Arena at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday.
Auburn-University Athletics Department, Oct 15, 2010
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Ralph 'Shug' Jordan.jpg
Ralph 'Shug' Jordan.jpg
by thesemers Sep 01, 2010
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by DaMan Oct 16, 2009
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Updated the main image for Shug Jordan
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by DaMan Oct 16, 2009
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Updated athletic career information for Shug Jordan
Added Shug Jordan to the 1948-49 Georgia Bulldogs Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1949-50 Georgia Bulldogs Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1933-34 Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1934-35 Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1935-36 Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1936-37 Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1937-38 Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1938-39 Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1939-40 Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1940-41 Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball team roster.
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by DaMan Oct 16, 2009
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Updated athletic career information for Shug Jordan
Added Shug Jordan to the 1929 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Center.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1930 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Center.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1948 Georgia Bulldogs Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1949 Georgia Bulldogs Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1950 Georgia Bulldogs Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1947-48 Georgia Bulldogs Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1942-43 Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1945-46 Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1952 Auburn Tigers Baseball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1953 Auburn Tigers Baseball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1954 Auburn Tigers Baseball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1955 Auburn Tigers Baseball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1956 Auburn Tigers Baseball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1957 Auburn Tigers Baseball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
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by DaMan Oct 16, 2009
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Updated athletic career information for Shug Jordan
Added Shug Jordan to the 1946 Miami Seahawks team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1931 Auburn Tigers Football team roster.
  • Set role to Center.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1947 Georgia Bulldogs Football team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
Added Shug Jordan to the 1951 Auburn Tigers Baseball team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
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by DaMan Oct 16, 2009
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Updated personal notes for Shug Jordan
Edited the personal notes for Shug Jordan.
  • Added nicknames: "Shug"
by DaMan Oct 16, 2009
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