The Southwestern College women’s basketball team has hired Jordan Bishop as assistant coach.

Entering her first year with Southwestern, this will be Bishop’s fifth year as a collegiate coach. Formerly an assistant for Central Wyoming College in the 2019-20 season, she had the opportunity to coach the all-time leading scorer in CWC history, who also was nationally ranked eighth in 3-point percentage for 2018-19. Bishop also assisted in graduating three student-athletes and transferred two on to the Division I level.

Before CWC she was the assistant coach at Otero Junior College (2016-19). During her time at OJC, Jordan graduated 17 players at a 100 percent graduation rate, including five Academic All-Americans. 

“Jordan’s experience both playing and coaching at the collegiate level will be a huge asset to our growing women’s basketball program,” SC athletic director Mike McCoy said. “We are excited to see her get started.”

Bishop began her playing career at Northeastern Junior College (2012-14), finishing with All-Academic Region awards, and finished her career at Pfeiffer University (2014-16), earning All-Academic Conference awards while graduating Cum Laude.

She is native to Colorado Springs and graduated with an associate of arts in Psychology in 2014 from Northeastern Junior College and a bachelor of arts in Psychology in 2016 from Pfeiffer University. She will enter Southwestern’s Professional Studies Master of Science Strategic Leadership Program this fall. 

“We are very excited to add Coach Bishop to our coaching staff,” SC coach Whitney Corley said. “She is someone who I believe will step in and make an immediate positive impact on our student-athletes and our basketball program. She is passionate about the game of basketball, and more than that, she’s passionate about leading and developing young women.”

Bishop replaced Chris Burks, who spent three years under Corley as the team’s assistant.

“I am excited for the opportunity to coach alongside head coach Whitney Corley,” Bishop said. “I am inspired by coaches who can build a culture that grows when they are not around. I believe Coach Corley has done that at Southwestern College and I am thrilled to be a part of the Builder family.”

Bishop’s duties begin immediately.

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