Jimmy Dykes (basketball)

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This article is about the basketball sportscaster and current Arkansas coach. For the former baseball player and manager, see Jimmy Dykes.
Jimmy Dykes
Sport(s) Women's basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Arkansas
Conference Southeastern Conference
Record 27–27 (.500)
Biographical details
Born (1961-05-03) May 3, 1961 (age 54)
Alma mater Arkansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984-1985 Arkansas (Men's Asst.)
1985-1986 Sacramento State (Men's Asst.)
1986-1987 Appalachian State (Men's Asst.)
1987-1989 Kentucky (Men's Asst.)
1989-1990 Arkansas-Little Rock (Men's Asst.)
1990-1991 Oklahoma State (Men's Asst.)
1991-1993 Seattle SuperSonics (scout)
2014-present Arkansas

Jimmy Dykes (born May 3, 1961)[1] is an American basketball coach and former sportscaster for ESPN and ABC Sports. He is currently the head women's basketball coach at the University of Arkansas.

Before making the transition to working for ESPN, Dykes served as a men's assistant basketball coach at University of Arkansas, Appalachian State University, University of Kentucky, Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Oklahoma State University. He has also served as a scout for the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics. Dykes also served as Shiloh Christian School's (located in Springdale, Arkansas) Director of Athletics in 2006.

Jimmy Dykes was announced as the new head coach of the University of Arkansas women's basketball team on March 30, 2014. Dykes replaced Tom Collen as the head women's coach at Arkansas after Collen was fired at the end of the 2013-2014 season.

Dykes is a 1985 graduate of the University of Arkansas where he played basketball for the Razorbacks and former head coach Eddie Sutton.

Dykes currently resides in Johnson, Arkansas. He is married to the former Tiffany Beasley, a former Razorback cheerleader. The two have one daughter, Kennedy, born in 2005.

In his first year at Arkansas, Dykes led his team of nine players to the NCAA Tournament after finishing in the middle of the pack of the SEC. His Razorbacks defeated 7 seed Northwestern before falling to second seeded Baylor in the second round.

Head Coaching Record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Arkansas (Southeastern Conference) (2014–present)
2014–2015 Arkansas 18–14 6–10 T–9th NCAA Second Round
2015–2016 Arkansas 9–13 4–5
Arkansas: 27–27 (.500) 10–15 (.400)
Total: 27–27 (.500)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Jimmy Dykes". http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/. Retrieved 30 Sep 2015.  External link in |website= (help)

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