ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville head men’s soccer coach Matt Kern has announced the hiring of former Mars Hill standout Jeremy “Moe” Jordan as the program’s new assistant coach.


Jordan takes over for Joe Burnett who stepped down last month to take a similar position at his alma mater, UNC Greensboro.


“I am very excited to welcome Jeremy "Moe" Jordan as our new assistant coach at UNC Asheville,” stated Kern. “I have known Moe for eight years, and I have a lot of respect for his tactical knowledge, coaching ability, and personal values.  Moe, in addition to his wife, Jennifer, and their son, Jacob, will be a great addition to our team, program and UNC Asheville soccer family.”


Jordan enjoyed a great career as a midfielder at Mars Hill from 1996-99. He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2011. Jordan was a four-team All-Conference selection. He holds the school record for assists in a season with 20 in 1996. Jordan is second all-time in the South Atlantic Conference for single season assists (20) and career assists with 51. He played in 84 matches for the Lions and recorded 27 career goals and 105 career points. Jordan was a member of the 1997 SAC Tournament Championship Team, 1998 SAC Regular Season Championship Team and the 1998 SAC Tournament Championship Team. He was a three-time SAC All-Tournament selection (1996, 1997 & 1998) and served as team captain in 1999.


Jordan began his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant for Mars Hill in the 2000 season. He coached in the Atlanta area before moving to Asheville in 2006. Jordan has been working with the Highlands Football Club teams for the past seven years.


“I’m really excited about coming to UNC Asheville and working with Matt,” declared Jordan. “It’s nice to be coaching at a collegiate level, and I’m looking forward to coaching some players that I worked with at HFC.”