MONMOUTH, Ill. -- Longtime Monmouth (Ill.) men’s tennis assistant coach Brian Jordan will become the program's newest coach when the team returns to campus next week.

After a four-year career as a player for the Fighting Scots, Jordan went on to serve as the top assistant for the men’s program. During his tenure on the sidelines, the Scots steadily climbed the Midwest Conference ranks, finishing second in the league championships in three of the previous five years.

As a player, Jordan won four letters as a member of the men’s team from 2004-07 and was an integral part of the 2006 squad which posted a school-record 22 wins, placing third in the conference tournament -- the team’s highest finish to that point since taking third in 1972. He also ranks ninth all-time in career doubles wins.

An engaged student at Monmouth, Jordan was also active in the fine arts where he served as the marching band’s drum major. He also served as president and performed as a member of the Scotsmen, an a cappella group comprised of MC students.

“Brian brings with him a wealth of experience as a player and coach,” athletic director Roger Haynes. “He’s demonstrated remarkable leadership abilities both on and off the court. We’re extremely pleased Brian will be guiding the women’s program.”

Jordan follows Kim Wegner to the helm after she stepped down from the position to continue her schooling.