Jordan Altman is entering is first season at Garden City Community College. Altman comes to Garden City after serving as Head Coach at a junior college in Washington (Grays Harbor College) from 2012-2015. However, his previous coaching experiences cover a range of levels and duties.
While in charge of the Men’s basketball program at GHC, Altman was responsible for rebuilding a program that had struggled for some time. In his first season with the “Chokers” he went 5-20, winning more games than the previous four-years combined (4-88 from 2008-12), which included breaking a 33-game losing streak to divisional rival Lower Columbia. During his second season, the team improved 8-17 and boasted the school first All-Western division player in Bryan McGriff.
During his time at GHC, Altman compiled an overall record of 24-54, concluding with an 11-17 record in 2014-15, the highest winning percentage the school had seen since 2006. Over the three-year period Altman sent 5 players on to four year schools to continue their playing careers. Also, his teams improved the team GPA each year, culminating in several athletes earning academic merit scholarships and holding positions in the school’s student-government.
Prior to Grays Harbor, Altman’s first experience in junior college basketball came during the 2011-12 season as he served as the assistant coach for the Lane College Titans. While on staff for the Titans, Altman directed the offensive system, planned and operated practices, as well as handling all the duties related to scouting opponents.
Before moving to the junior college level, Altman spent three seasons on staff with (3) different NCAA institutions. First with NCAA DII member, Wayne State College (2007-8) where he served as Graduate Assistant helping the Wildcats to 16-13 season, their highest winning percentage in eight-years.
After a year working in the private sector, Altman returned to the court. This time as a graduate assistant for Missouri Valley Conference member, Indiana State University. While with the Sycamores, Altman focused heavily on the daily operations of the program. However, in the spring of 2010, Altman left the Sycamores to become the video coordinator for PAC12 member, the University of Oregon. Both the Ducks and Sycamores reached the post season while Altman was on staff, playing in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) tournament each season.
A 2007 graduate of Creighton University (Omaha, NE) with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. Altman is a native of Omaha, Neb., and is a 2002 graduate of Millard West High School. He is the son of Dana and Reva Altman of Eugene OR.