Essendon VFL head coach Dan Jordan has been formally recognised at the 2019 Shadforth Financial Group AFL Coaches Association Awards on Tuesday night. 

Jordan received the La Trobe Business School Career and Education Award, after furthering his coaching credentials through study and career development. 

In 2017, he completed his Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Business, before completing the final year of a Bachelor of Applied Management. 

He also spent eight days alongside the New Zealand All Blacks in Buenos Aires in July.

This VFL season was Jordan’s second year in charge, taking the group as far as the preliminary finals in as many seasons.

Essendon VFL will hold its best-and-fairest count tonight, with live updates via the VFL Bombers' Twitter account.