University of Utah
| 185 lb (84 kg)|
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
| March 23, 1956 (age 59)
Salt Lake City, Utah (1956-03-23) |
Highland (Salt Lake City, Utah)
1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
BYU Cougars women's basketball
Jeff Judkins Wikipedia
Jeffrey Reed Judkins (born March 23, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball player and current head coach of the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars women's basketball team, a position he has held since summer 2001 after serving as their assistant coach in 2000–01. A 6'6", 185-lb shooting guard, he played college basketball at the University of Utah from 1974 to 1978 and had a career in the NBA from 1978 to 1983.
Born in Salt Lake City, Judkins attended Highland High School, where his jersey no. 34 was retired in February 2006. He was all-state in football, baseball as well as basketball. After high school, he played with the University of Utah under Utes head coach Jerry Pimm.
Judkins was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 8th pick in the 2nd round of the 1978 NBA Draft (he was Boston's second pick in that draft after Hall-of-Famer Larry Bird.) As well as playing for the Celtics, Judkins spent time with the Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers. He holds career averages of 5.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.
After retiring from professional basketball, Judkins became an executive with Safelite.
As well as previously serving at BYU as a women's assistant coach to his predecessor Trent Shippen, and as the director of basketball operations, Judkins has also served as an men's assistant coach under Rick Majerus at the University of Utah.
A Mormon, Judkins is married and has five children and 10 grandchildren.