Warren County's Jordan headed to Redskins

Jan. 26, 2014 @ 01:12 AM

Randy Jordan is leaving his post as North Carolina's running backs coach to accept the same position with the Washington Redskins, multiple media outlets reported Saturday night.

Jordan, a former Warren County football standout, has been on Larry Fedora's staff at North Carolina for the last two seasons.

Jordan played at North Carolina from 1989-92 before a nine-year NFL career with the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders as well as Jacksonville.

Jordan's coaching career began with the Oakland Raiders as a special teams assistant in 2003 when current Redskins general manager Bruce Allen worked for the team. A year later, Jordan started a four-year stop as running backs coach for Bill Callahan at Nebraska, then led the running backs at Texas A&M before joining Fedora in Chapel Hill.

Jordan was the special teams captain for the Oakland Raiders team that reached Super Bowl XXXVII and fell to Jon Gruden's Tampa Bay squad. Jay Gruden, recently named Redskins head coach, then was an offensive assistant on his brother's Bucs staff.

Last fall, Jordan was named one of the N.C. High School Athletic Association's 100 male athletes to remember as part of the association's centennial celebration.

Jordan's prowess in both football and track at Warren County was highlighted by the state athletic association. The Manson native, winner of six outdoor state titles, previously owned the best 100-meter dash time in 2-A and his state record in the 200 still stands.