Today, CFC shines the spotlight on class 2012 star wide receiver from the Charles P Allen Cheetahs, Jordan Koch. Jordan started playing football in grade 10.
Wide Receiver, Slotback, Special Teams (Punt Returner, Kick Returner)
6’1, 170 lbs
Charles P Allen Cheetahs (high school: NSSAFFL)
Metro Mustangs (junior varsity/varsity: NSVFL)
Team Nova Scotia under-18
Acadia, Calgary, McGill, Mount Allison, Queen’s, Saint Mary’s, St. Francis Xavier
After a lot of convincing and encouragement from good friend and Charles P Allen Cheetahs running back Louis Stephen, Jordan decided to give football a try. Before the Cheetahs wide receiver played the game, he was a Tier 1 soccer player and also participated in AAA hockey.
However, once he played his first snap, Jordan never looked back and gave up all other sports so he could solely focus on football. In only three years of play, the wide receiver has been a force on the field.
During his time with the Cheetahs, Jordan achieved major feats while the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSAFFL) recognized his talents. For the last two seasons, the standout was named to the Nova Division first all-star team at the receiver position.
Additionally, Jordan played for the Metro Mustangs of the Nova Scotia Varsity Football League (NSVFL). In July 2011, Jordan experienced the highlight of his career while representing Team Nova Scotia at the Football Canada Cup in Lethbridge, Alberta.
“The game against Saskatchewan; it was the game of my life and it was the perfect time for it too with all the scouts watching,” explains Jordan, who was awarded offensive MVP of the game. “It was a game that I proved myself to everyone what I was really capable of.”
Being able to achieve success in such a short time in the game is a major accomplishment for the star receiver. Having the support and influence of his parents has been a key factor in motivating Jordan to achieve his football goals.
“My mom is one of the most influential people in my life; we have a really good relationship, she always supports my every move, and she is someone who has inspired me to be successful,” comments Jordan. “My dad lives in Ontario and is also a big influence in my life.”
“He is constantly interested in how things are going with football, he calls me all the time to ask me how things are going and how I’m feeling about things.”
As for future plans for the graduating Cheetahs star, he will continue to play football while he completes a business degree at university. Ultimately, Jordan will keep attaining all the goals he has set for himself using the education he’s gotten from the gridiron.
“What I have learned most from football would have to be that hard work really pays off, and that there is nothing like the environment of a football team,”adds Jordan.
Cheetahs head coach Mike McPherson has enjoyed coaching Jordan throughout his high school career.
“It has been both an exciting and rewarding experience to coach Jordan over the past few seasons,” says McPherson. “Jordan has a real passion for the game and is driven to succeed and contribute however he can.”
The Cheetahs graduating wide receiver played a pivotal role in the success of the team and has made his mark on the field.
“He provided us with many sparks in crucial moments during his time at CPA,”explains the Cheetahs head coach. “His great speed gave us big play potential on both offense and special teams.”
McPherson says that Jordan would be an asset to any future team and looks forward to seeing the next chapter unfold.
“He has all the tools to become a nice addition to any CIS receiving corps,”adds McPherson. “We look forward to following Jordan’s successes at the next level wherever he decides to enroll as a student-athlete.”
Video of Jordan’s Football Highlights:
(Photos courtesy of Joe Chrvala of Cheetahs Football)