First time Coach Caliendo meets Coach Joe Jordano and he is excited meeting him. Great discussion on the following items.
- Quick question and answers about Joe Jordano.
- How he got into coaching.
- Starting coaching so young what did he learn by his mistakes.
- Who and what did learn prior to getting into coaching that he took into his first year of coaching.
- Lots of advice for younger coaches.
- Did you ever want to give up? And how did you keep going?
- Game and players changing, your opinion?
- Young kids and some coaches want to accomplish things quickly nowadays, in your opinion.
- Dealing with Failure.
- IMG Academy, development, games, etc.
- So much to this interview.
Entering the 2018 season, Coach Jordano was listed among the top 25 winningest active coaches in NCAA DI baseball. In his twenty-one years leading the Panthers, Jordano left as the all-time winningest coach in Pitt Baseball history, as well as, recording more wins (588) than any coach, in any sport, in Pitt Athletic history. Jordano’s teams rewrote the Panther record book; sent over 70 players into professional baseball and led Pitt’s transition into the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
Prior to Pitt, Jordano was the head coach at Mercyhurst College in his hometown of Erie, PA. He guided the Lakers for ten seasons and left as the winningest coach (283 wins) in Mercyhurst College history. Coach Jordano has earned six Coach of the Year awards in his career. Jordano has been inducted into the Mercyhurst College Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (Erie Chapter) and the Italian/American Sports Hall of Fame (Pittsburgh Chapter).
- M.Ed., Slippery Rock University
- B.A., Westminster College
- Head Baseball, University of Pittsburgh, NCAA DI, 1997-2018
- Head Baseball Coach, Mercyhurst College, NCAA DII, 1987-1997
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