News from MacMurray College
Mac welcomes assistant men’s and women’s soccer coach
Blake Ordell begins his Highlander career.
Blake Ordell begins his new role as assistant men’s and women’s soccer coach effective immediately.
Ordell comes to MacMurray after coaching one season of soccer at Rochester College in Rochester, MI. Prior to his time at Rochester, he was the director/owner of the Sc’Ordell Soccer Academy in Detroit. As the director of coaching/owner, Ordell produced and implemented practice sessions, generated clientele, and created a budget for the facilities while organizing the finances of the company.
“I am delighted to introduce and welcome our new men’s and women’s assistant soccer coach Blake Ordell,” said Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach Shane Taylor. “Blake brings enthusiasm, energy, an outstanding work ethic, and a wealth of soccer experience with him to Mac. I am excited to watch him recruit and develop our student-athletes as we grow and lead our soccer programs together.”
Ordell is a graduate of Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, where he played soccer and was a member of the All-PAC First Team two years in a row. While in college, Ordell studied in England and played soccer at the University of Central Lancashire. He led Central Lancashire in goals, which helped the team rank in the Top 16 in the United Kingdom.
“I am excited to bring my game knowledge, playing experience, and coaching methods to MacMurray,” he said. “When I first spoke with Coach Taylor, I realized some of the uphill battles we faced, but I feel that hard work and the right attitudes will turn Mac into a winning program again.”
Ordell was also a member of various professional soccer teams, including the U.S. National Arena Team, the Detroit Waza Flo-Pro, Cincinnati Kings, Toronto Italia, and the Windsor Border Stars. While playing professionally, he acted as a public spokesman and was invited to contribute his experiences through various speaking engagements at community events.