About Walter Jordan

His Story

Walter Jordan is a God-fearing father, grandpa, husband, brother, and uncle. Professionally, he’s an author (Gracefully Broken), life coach, mentor, basketball coach, motivational speaker and business owner.  He’s an Indiana High School Hall of Fame player (Northrop High School); where he led his team to a 29-1 record and the 1974 Indiana High School State Basketball Championship. He was also named first-team Indiana All-State and All-Star (with Larry Bird) and Kentucky Derby All-American.

In high school, Walter was voted Sertoma Award Winner (state’s highest honor for student-athletes) and voted Best Male Citizen (by his high school classmates). After high school, he attended Purdue University where he was a three-time All-Big Ten Performer, two-time team MVP and two-time team captain.

Coach Jordan (as he’s known to many), has a strong history of being involved in every community that he has lived. For 17 years he directed his “Future Stars/ARC Summer Youth Program located in Fort Wayne, IN. Additionally, from 1980-1990 he founded and directed the “Parade of Stars,” an annual NBA sanctioned benefit all-star basketball game with a portion of the proceeds going to the Big Brother & Big Sisters and Allen County Society for Crippled Children & Adults).

The Parade of Stars games featured NBA stars such as Isaiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Ron Harper, Scott Skiles, Scooter McCray, Wes Matthews, Chuck Person, Jerry Sichting, Shawn Kemp, Rodney McCray, Herb William, Coach Gene Keady and many others.


Mr. Jordan has a serious passion for serving, encouraging, impacting and helping people; with an even stronger passion and focus on developing (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) our young men. He is most proud of the fact that he has helped well over one hundred young men find their college homes. 

He is well respected throughout the globe for his works; as his commitment and works have not gone unnoticed…as he has received numerous local and regional awards.

Walter Jordan on Deck

In 2014, Walter was listed among the Top Ranked U.S. Executives by the National Council of American Executive’s for his work.  One of Coach Jordan’s favorite sayings… “Make It a WINNING DAY!  According to coach this is what makes a winning day…”GOD (all things are possible with him/nothing is without him); HARD WORK (it beats talent-every time over time); ATTITUDE (for it is everything & your choice); and LOVE (for it is the most motivating force in the world)!” Have A WINNING DAY!

On February 18th, 2023, Walter will be inducted into the Purdue University Athletics class of 2022, Hall of Fame! This is a huge honor

He currently is an author, mentor, motivational speaker, coach, trainer and business owner. He is also the founder and Executive Director of an elite youth basket organization (Team Impact) based in northwest Georgia. He also currently travels around the country hosting Youth Leadership Conferences for young men ages 12-18. Besides his passion and commitment for our kids, Walter and his wife, Rhonda own a number of businesses.


Feedback & Reviews

Read what others are saying about Walter Jordan…

“Just hung up with Walter Jordan…That man means the world to me and my children. It’s impossible to end a conversation with him without feeling like a million bucks.”

Sarah Zipfel Poage


“If I have never told you, I appreciate you for impacting my life the way you did. Your wise words got me through life; sometimes you used basketball to show me how to be a man. You taught me toughness and responsibility, manners and all. Yes I was young and a lot flew over my head at the time, but please know I heard everything you said in those gyms hotels and even my brothers’ homes from time to time. I can’t tell you how many situations I’ve been in and the relevance of your words make so much since it was scary.I love you man and thank you for more than basketball; coach, thanks for your wisdom.”

Malik Chenault

Former Player

“Hey Coach! Recently at church small group, we discussed people that have influenced and shaped us to the people we are today. You are that person! Thank you for always believing in me and accepting me even when I did not feel worthy. You show Gods love to all you meet and that motivates and encourages me to do those same. Thank you for being you and I hope you have enjoyed your special day. Hope to meet up soon. Much love!”

Casey Beli


“Coach Jordan, I just want to thank you for everything you have done for me and many other basketball players. You haven’t just taught me basketball skills, but also how to act off the floor and to be a leader. You are one of the best coaches I’ve ever had in my career!!Thank you once again!”

Milos Klelut

Former Player

“I just want to say thank you for all you have done for me in my life while I was growing up! You have always been A Proud Black Man that cared about his Community. That above any and everything thing, taught me to work hard for everything that I wanted. But also do while Keeping my head up!”

Cameron Stephens

FW Southside/University of Charlotte Star

“Coach Jordan has always been like a second father to me. He is truly an amazing display of character and what a Godly man is. Coach Jordan has taught me so many life lessons that I still carry with me today. I am excited for others to get a glimpse into the amazing life this man has led by impacting others.”

Hunter Henry

University of Arkansas Grad/College All-AmericanNew England Patriots, TE

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