Jimmy Dykes (basketball)

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Jimmy Dykes
Sport(s) College basketball
Biographical details
Born (1961-05-03) May 3, 1961 (age 57)
Alma mater Arkansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984–1985 Arkansas (asst.)
1985–1986 Sacramento State (asst.)
1986–1987 Appalachian State (asst.)
1987–1989 Kentucky (asst.)
1989–1990 Arkansas-Little Rock (asst.)
1990–1991 Oklahoma State (asst.)
1991–1993 Seattle SuperSonics (scout)
2014–2017 Arkansas
Head coaching record
Overall 43–49
Tournaments 1–1

Jimmy Dykes (born May 3, 1961)[1] is a former American college basketball coach and current sportscaster for ESPN and SEC Network. He was the women's basketball head coach at the University of Arkansas until resigning in March 2017.[2]

Before making the transition to working for ESPN the first time, 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.

Head coaching career[edit]

Arkansas (2014–17)[edit]

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 women's head coach at Arkansas after Collen was fired at the end of the 2013–2014 season.

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.

Dykes' second year saw the team finish 10th in the SEC and with a losing record overall, at 12–18. His third team finished last in the conference, winning only two league games.

Family and personal[edit]

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.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Arkansas (Southeastern Conference) (2014–2017)
2014–2015 Arkansas 18–14 6–10 T–9th NCAA Second Round
2015–2016 Arkansas 12–18 7–9 10th
2016–2017 Arkansas 13–17 2–14 14th
Arkansas: 43–49 (.467) 15–33 (.313)
Total: 43–49 (.467)

      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". arkansasrazorbacks.com. Retrieved 30 Sep 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jimmy Dykes Resigns as Arkansas' WBB Coach". Arkansas Fight. 2017-03-04. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 

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