Ron Jirsa

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Ron Jirsa
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1959-12-21) December 21, 1959 (age 54)
Ledyard, Connecticut
Playing career
Gettysburg
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1983
1983–1984
1984–1985
1985–1988
1988–1989
1990–1991
1991–1994
1994–1995
1995–1997
1997–1999
1999–2003
2003–2007
2007–2013
Connecticut College (asst.)
Delaware (asst.)
VCU (asst.)
Tulsa (asst.)
Belmont Abbey (asst.)
Gardner-Webb (asst.)
Tulsa (asst.)
Tulsa (assoc. HC)
Georgia (assoc. HC)
Georgia
Dayton (asst.)
Marshall
Minnesota (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 78–104

Ron Jirsa (born December 21, 1959) is an American college basketball coach. He has previously been the head coach at the University of Georgia and Marshall University.

Jirsa was born in Ledyard, Connecticut. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 1981. He bounced around as an assistant coach, but had two significant stints at the University of Tulsa, first under J. D. Barnett and second under Tubby Smith. Smith promoted Jirsa to associate head coach in 1994, and Jirsa followed Smith to the University of Georgia. When Smith departed for the University of Kentucky in 1997, Jirsa remained at Georgia and became head coach. He did not have much success in his two years at Georgia and was fired in 1999 after going 35-30. Jirsa moved to Dayton and was an assistant for four seasons there before getting another head coaching job at Marshall. Jirsa was fired after four seasons at Marshall, going 43-74.[1] Most recently, he served under Tubby Smith as an assistant at the University of Minnesota. On March 25, 2013, it was announced that Smith, along with his entire staff had been relieved as coaches at Minnesota. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press. "Jirsa out at Marshall after 13-19 season." ESPN, Mar. 12, 2007. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=2795391
  2. ^ Tubby Smith out at Minnesota. cbssports.com (2013-03-25). Retrieved on 2013-03-25.

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