SFA Ladyjacks add Jordynn Hernandez to WBB staff

Story: Hunter Overholt, SFA Director Of Social Media And Digital Content

As a part of recent hiring’s within the Ladyjack program, Head Coach Leonard Bishop has added Jordynn Hernandez to the SFA staff as a new assistant coach/recruiting coordinator. 

“We are so thrilled to have Jordynn join the SFA Ladyjack family” says Bishop. “She has an infectious energy for the game and has a servant leader mentality. Winning seems to follow Jordynn wherever she goes, and I’m excited to get to work with her.” 

Hernandez previously served as the director of player development at the University of Texas at Arlington during the 2022-23 season, where she was in charge of developing the players on and off the court. She was a part of the Lady Mavs qualifying for the WAC tournament and developing WAC Player of the Year Starr Jacobs. 

Hernandez served as a graduate assistant during the 2021-22 season, where she was a vital piece to the team’s success as UTA captured the Sun Belt tournament championship, finished with a 20-8 record and nearly upset No. 3 seed Iowa State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Hernandez is one of the best up-and-coming young coaches in college basketball. She was selected to participate in the 2021 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) “So You Want To Be A Coach” program. During the WBCA’s one-day online workshop, she was able to learn about the administrative side of coaching, recruiting, how to get hired, skill development, the importance of knowing the rules, and how to balance work and life.

Hernandez, a native of McKinney, is no stranger to the UT Arlington women’s basketball program having spent her final two collegiate seasons as a student-athlete for the Lady Mavs. A transfer from Collin College, Hernandez sat out the entire 2019-20 season due to injury. She played in 13 games (12 starts) the following season before a knee injury ended her playing career.

“I’m excited to be apart of the Ladyjack family and join a great staff with a great leader” says Hernandez. “I’m ready to get to work and continue to add to the success this program has built.” 

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