Coach “JB” (Jordan Beard) comes to TNBA with over 12 years of coaching and skill instruction experience. He has worked with a broad range of clients, from young players just beginning their basketball journey to NBA and Overseas professionals. Coach JB takes pride in being detailed in his teaching believing the better he is able to break down skills and concepts the better his players will be able to learn and progress.
Playing his high school basketball at Oberlin High School, Coach JB finished his career as Oberlin High School’s all-time leading scorer as well as the all-time Leader in assists, steals and 3pt field goals made. He was named Lorain County Mr. Basketball his senior year and earned all conference, county, district and all-state honors.
Coach JB chose to stay close to home to play college basketball accepting an academic scholarship to Oberlin College. While hampered by injuries (torn ACL, torn meniscus, 2 stress fractures in right tibia, 2 dislocated shoulders) and missing what amounted to more than 40 games, Beard was still able to eclipse the 1,000 point mark finishing as one of the top scorers in Oberlin College Basketball history.
After College Coach JB was invited to various professional combines where he signed as a free agent with the Ohio Racers of the (UBA). After one season with the Racers he was invited to workout for the Cleveland Cavaliers G-League affiliate (then D-League) The Canton Charge where he earned a spot in their pre-season camp. Competing against future NBA players was one of the highlights of Coach JB’s career. While never the tallest or most athletic player, Coach JB was able to have success and separate himself through his work ethic, understanding of the game and his dedication to skill work. These are the same principles and concepts he now uses to help his players improve their basketball skills and understanding of the game while also increasing their overall confidence in themselves.
- Graduated From Oberlin High School as school’s all-time leader in points, assists, steals, and 3 point field goals made.
- Lorain County Mr. Basketball Award winner.
- 1,000 Point Scorer at Oberlin College.
- Professional experience with Ohio Racers (UBA) / Canton Charge (NBA G-League).
- 12 Years Coaching and skill instruction experience.
- Has worked with hundreds of players (youth to NBA/Overseas professionals)