Jordan Surenkamp ’13 was recently named the new Head Coach of the Greensboro Swarm NBA G League basketball team.
Surenkamp will be the third full-time head coach in Greensboro’s history, the first to be promoted internally from within the Hornets organization and at 30 years old, according to an NBA.com report.
“As soon as the opportunity was presented to me, I was excited to take it,” Surenkamp said. “It seemed like not only for myself, but also for the staff and organization, a really good situation. Something that we focus and really pride ourselves on is the developmental aspect of our players and organization as a whole. [This opportunity] is something I’m greatly appreciative of and certainty humbled by.”
Prior to accepting this job, Surenkamp served as the team’s Head Video Coordinator the past two seasons.
His regular season debut will take place on Friday, Nov. 5 when the Swarm host the visiting Birmingham Squadron for the first of two back-to-back home games.
“He’s a young energetic coach who has a great feel for what we’re doing here in Charlotte,” said Director of Player Personnel Larry Jordan. “He has a great mind as a young coach, so we’ll obviously rally behind him and give him all the resources he needs. He’s going to make those young guys down there better. I’m one hundred percent confident in that.”
While at Wabash, Surenkamp majored in rhetoric and minored in economics, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the basketball team. Surenkamp appeared in 25 games and average 3.5 points per game. He received the Freshman of the Year Award and Most Improved Award.