June 4, 1959|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1983–1984||Texas–Pan American (GA)|
|1984–1986||Kansas State (assistant)|
|1987–1991||Colorado State (associate HC)|
|1992–1993||Oklahoma State (assistant)|
|2012–2016||SMU (associate HC)|
|Head coaching record|
0–1 (NCAA Division I)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
AAC regular season (2017)|
AAC Tournament (2017)
AAC Coach of the Year (2017)|
USBWA District 7 Coach of the Year (2017)
Timothy Robert Jankovich (born June 4, 1959) is an American college basketball coach and head coach at Southern Methodist University. During his first year (2007–08) at Illinois State, Jankovich led the Redbirds to a 13–5 second-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference – even though pre-season polls voted the team to be a fifth-place finisher. He was an assistant basketball coach at Kansas for four years, and served under current Kansas head coach Bill Self at Kansas and Illinois.
While at Colorado State, his teams posted three consecutive winning seasons en route to the best period of college basketball in school history. He also served for four years as the head basketball coach at North Texas. The team had gone 5–22 the previous season, but Jankovich engineered the second-largest turnaround in the nation that year.
At Kansas State, Jankovich remains one of the winningest players in school history, playing under coach Jack Hartman. He was a four-year starter at point guard, but played his freshman season at Washington State. A three-time academic All-American and honorable mention All-Big Eight player, Jankovich finished his career at Kansas State in the school's top-10 in nine categories, including first in season free-throw percentage (.917) and eighth in career field-goal percentage (.510). In addition, he holds the Big Eight Tournament record for single-game assists (14).
He and his wife, Cindy, have a son, Michael. The family resides in Dallas, Texas.
On April 26, SMU announced Jankovich as its Associate Head Coach and coach-in-waiting, and was announced as head coach on July 8, 2016. On March 7th 2017, Tim Jankovich was selected as the coach of the year for USBWA district VII. On March 9, 2017 he was named American Athletic Conference Coach of the year.
Head coaching record
|North Texas Mean Green (Southland Conference) (1993–1996)|
|North Texas Mean Green (Big West Conference) (1996–1997)|
|1996–97||North Texas||10–16||5–11||5th (East)|
|North Texas:||53–57 (.482)||35–35 (.500)|
|Illinois State Redbirds (Missouri Valley Conference) (2007–2012)|
|2007–08||Illinois State||25–10||13–5||2nd||NIT Second Round|
|2008–09||Illinois State||24–10||11–7||3rd||NIT First Round|
|2009–10||Illinois State||22–11||11–7||3rd||NIT First Round|
|2011–12||Illinois State||21–14||9–9||T–3rd||NIT Second Round|
|Illinois State:||104–64 (.619)||48–42 (.533)|
|SMU Mustangs (American Athletic Conference) (2016–present)|
|2016–17||SMU||30–5||17–1||1st||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|SMU:||56–21 (.727)||23–13 (.639)|
Postseason invitational champion
|Hutchinson Blue Dragons (Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference) (1997–1999)|
|Hutchinson:||50–14 (.781)||22–8 (.733)|
- Jankovich served as interim head coach during the first nine games of the 2015–16 season and is credited by SMU with those victories.
- Elmquist, Jason (July 29, 2008). "Ex-KU assistant enjoys first year, Illinois State's Jankovich scouting Kansas AAU tourney". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
- "Tim Jankovich Named Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach". smumustangs.com. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
- "Ex-ISU coach Jankovich named head coach at SMU". smumustangs.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.