Assistant Coach Jordan Delks

Coach Delks is a man that competes every second of every day. He never takes a play off and does everything the right way.
— Zac VanDeWater, Class of 2015

QUICK FACTS

  • Entering second season on IWU staff after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Judson University
  • IWU went 33-3 and was ranked #1 for the entire regular season in his first season on the bench
  • Played at Anderson University for one season and Purdue University North Central for two seasons
  • Team captain and 2nd team All Conference player at PNC
  • Finished fourth in NAIA DII in 3-pt % (.452)
  • Finished undergraduate degree at Purdue University, where he was a student manager
  • Works in Employer Relations at IWU

IN HIS OWN WORDS

IAm3 is...

IAm3 means to deny yourself and relinquish your selfish desires to God.  When you have done this, it's amazing to see how God works.  

Fearless is...

Living fearlessly is loving the Lord passionately and relinquishing your life to Him.  1 John 4:18 is my life verse, and it says "There is no fear in love, but perfect loves drives out fear."  Living fearlessly is having faith and loving Jesus Christ passionately.

What have you learned since joining the IWU staff?

The IWU program is full of great coaches and players but also men of God.  In the short time I have been here, I have already been impacted in a way that has drawn me closer to my Savior.  More than learning from them on the court, I am excited to learn from them how to grow as a man of God.

What has surprised you the most as you have gotten to know the program from the inside?

I came in excited to learn the 'secret' to all of IWU's success from a basketball standpoint.  What I am learning is that it has more to do with drawing near to God than anything with basketball.  The more we draw closer to Him, the more passionately we play and coach because it directly reflects our relationship with Him.

How has the program impacted you the most?

The IWU culture has brought a spiritual brotherhood into my life. Since joining the coaching staff in 2014 I have grown in my relationship with Jesus Christ through accountability and encouragement that motivate me to pursue things of eternal value.  I have been able to rid my heart of selfish desires that I could have never done on my own because of the Christian brothers in my life that keep me accountable and encourage me to compete against the flesh. Because of this I have a stronger relationship with my wife, family, friends and most importantly my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The IWU culture truly changes lives – including mine.