Birthdate: October 27, 1958
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
High School: Wherle HS (1976)
Colleges: Ohio State University (1979)
Year Inducted: 2021
Kim Jordan was a star on the hardwood throughout her time at Wehrle High School and at Ohio State. A four-year starter for the Buckeyes in the late 1970s, Jordan simply was ahead of her time as an athlete, making her an easy choice as the first freshman in program history to receive a full scholarship. She still ranks eighth in OSU women’s career scoring and was inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994.
Kim Jordan began her basketball career on the hardwood at Wehrle High School in 1972. She was a stellar player in the CCL amassing many accolades. It has often been said that she was ahead of her time given her skill set in that era. After her career at Wherle, she went on to play for Ohio State University. Jordan was a four-year starter for the Buckeyes and became the first freshman in program history to receive a full scholarship. She averaged right around 17 points and eight rebounds a game for the Buckeyes at a time when such figures were at a premium. Jordan's team's compiled a 79-38 record over her 4-year career and the 2-time captain currently ranks 8th in career points with 1,753 and 5th in career rebounds with 1,024. Jordan was inducted into The Ohio State University athletics HOF in 1994 and into The Women's Basketball HOF in 2018 as part of the trailblazers group.
Jordan graduated in 1980 and went on to play in the WBA (Women's Basketball Association) where she played with Minnesota Fillies and Nebraska Wranglers. When the league folded, she entered the collegiate basketball coaching ranks and coached at Denison, Case Reserve, Cornell University, Ohio University and Wright State.
After compiling an 18-year coaching career, Jordan went on to work for the YMCA of Central Ohio. During her tenure there she held positions of Executive Director, Vice President of Operations, Sr. Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Office and Interim Chief Executive Officer. Jordan retired from the YMCA after 21 years of service in 2020.