Former Spring Creek multisport athlete Jordan Ammons has finally found his future home at Lenoir Community College.
Jordan Ammons has played football, basketball and baseball for the Gators but baseball has always been his bread and butter. In a down year for the Gators this past season, Ammons was the only player on the team to hit over .310 and one of two to hit over .300. Ammons finished his career with a .281 batting average and he also was a standout on the mound finishing his career with a 2.83 ERA.
Ammons originally planned on playing at LCC back in May, but weighed his options as the summer went on.
“I was trying to find the best fit for me and my family and LCC seemed to be the best choice,” Ammons said of his summer decision. “Myself and my family are truly excited about having the opportunity. It is what the last 4 years had been all about.”
Lenoir Community College finished with a record of 9-26 last year, but Ammons says he isn’t worried; he’s excited about moving forward.
“LCC has a great tradition in their baseball program, I really feel like LCC will help me grow and become a better player,” Ammons said. “I am looking forward to the upcoming season, and meeting my new teammates, and coaches. I am very excited about being given the opportunity to become a part of the Lancer family.”
Ammons will be heading to LCC in the fall, but says he will never forget his time at Spring Creek where he played under the coaching direction of Heath Whitfield.
“Coach Whitfield has impacted me a lot in my time at Spring Creek. Selflessness is something Coach Whitfield has instilled in me since I was a freshman,” Ammons said. “Being selfless will not only make you a better teammate, but it will also make you a better person and that has helped get me to the place I’m in right now.”
Ammons plans to get his Associates in science with an ultimate goal of getting a degree in exercise science and one day becoming a physical therapist.
“Sports has always been a major part of who I am and I would love to continue the next phase of my life doing what I love,” he said. “This career path would enable me to help people learn the correct and safe ways to do certain therapeutic exercises or enable me to coach other athletes and preparing them to play the sports that they love.”