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Ralph Jordan

Born: Sep 25, 1910

Death: Jul 17, 1980

Birthplace: Selma

Nationality: United States

Ralph Jordan

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1910
Date of Death : Jul 17, 1980
Birth Place : Selma

James Ralph "Shug" Jordan was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at Auburn University from 1951 to 1975, where he compiled a record of 176–83–6. He has the most wins of any coach in Auburn Tigers football history. Jordan's 1957 Auburn squad went undefeated with a record of 10–0 and was named the national champion by the Associated Press. Jordan was also the head men's basketball coach at Auburn and at the University of Georgia, tallying a career college basketball record of 136–103. During his time coaching basketball, he also served as an assistant football coach at the two schools. Auburn's Jordan–Hare Stadium was renamed in Jordan's honor in 1973. Jordan was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1982.

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