Playing on Charles B. Aycock’s boys’ varsity soccer team for the past four years, Coe Jordan learned a thing or two about a good fit.
The senior midfielder considered a few schools before ultimately choosing to continue his soccer career at Guilford College in Greensboro.
“It’s amazing, and it’s a beautiful feeling,” Jordan said. “It’s a beautiful moment with family, my coaches, and my friends. It’s what I wanted to do since I first started playing soccer, so I’m enjoying it right now.
“This is the right sport for me.”
Guilford finished with a 7-10 record in 2018 including a 2-8 mark in conference play and is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference along with Washington and Lee University and the University of Lynchburg.
Jordan plans on majoring in exercise science and said he chose Guilford because of its proximity to home, curriculum, and athletics.
“It’s a nice school, and I liked the campus. It has good coaches, and it has everything I wanted,” Jordan said about Guilford. “I liked the way that it felt like a small school, but it’s actually big at the same time.
“My parents are moving down to Charlotte, so I’ll be closer to them, and I’ll be closer to my sister because she lives in Raleigh.”
A three-year captain, Jordan scored a team-high 12 goals during his final year in a Golden Falcons uniform. Jordan was also second on the team with nine assists. He helped guide C.B. Aycock to a 12-8-2 record, and an appearance in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A playoffs.
Jordan, who has been playing soccer for the 15 years, brought leadership to the Golden Falcon’s program and grew to understand what it takes to achieve his dream of playing soccer at the college level.
“I started coaching him in his U14 season, he was strong at the time, and since then his technical skills and game awareness have only grown. He’s been captain every year for me because of his leadership ability,” Wayne County United Soccer Club Director of Coaching Steve Ellis said. “He’s picked a good school to go to. It’s an exciting time for him.”
For his career, Jordan scored 28 goals and dished out 34 assists. Over the past four years, the Golden Falcons fashioned a 56-27-4 record and reached the playoffs all four years.
“I was here when Coe first came in as a freshman,” C.B. Aycock head coach Cory Worrell said. “I saw him grow on and off the field. His knowledge of soccer has grown, and he reads the game really well. He was always hustling, always at practice and always on time.
“I’m glad he found Guilford.”