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Jimmy Dykes (basketball)

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Sport(s)  Women's basketball
Alma mater  Arkansas
Spouse  Tiffany Beasley (m. 2002)
Title  Head coach
1984-1985  Arkansas (Men's Asst.)
Education  University of Arkansas
Team  Arkansas
Name  Jimmy Dykes
Record  21–21 (.500)
Role  Basketball Coach

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Born  May 3, 1961 (age 54) (1961-05-03)

Conference  Southeastern Conference

Jimmy dykes named razorbacks women s head basketball coach

Jimmy Dykes (born May 3, 1961) is an American basketball coach and former sportscaster for ESPN and ABC Sports. He was the women's basketball head coach at the University of Arkansas until resigning in March 2017.


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.

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Arkansas (2014–17)

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

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.


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