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Jimmy Dykes
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
High School: Fayetteville HS
Alma Mater: Arkansas
Graduating Year: 1985
Major: Speech Education
Jimmy Dykes Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 03/30/2014
The most successful basketball programs all have a few key elements in common.

Passion
They are passionate about the game.  The coaches are passionate about their team, the players are passionate about the opportunity to represent their university and the fans are passionate about supporting the program.

Excitement

All successful programs are filled with excitement.  They are exciting to watch and to be a part of.

Commitment
It takes a lot of people to make a program successful and they all have to be committed to the effort.  It starts with the coaches and staff and extends to the players but the best programs in the country take it further.  Everyone who impacts the program, from professors, athletic trainers, academic coordinators, administrators and fans, all have to be willing to work toward the same goal of excellence in all areas.

Performance
Finally, successful teams have to perform at a high level every day.  Whether in the classroom, in the community or on the court, doing things the right way is vital to the program’s success.

The University of Arkansas made a move March 30, 2014, when they welcomed Jimmy Dykes as the eighth head coach of the Razorback women’s basketball team.

“After meeting with him and discussing our program, it was clear to me that Jimmy Dykes is not only the best leader for our women’s basketball program, but also the best Coach for the student-athletes in our program,” Long said.  “I have known Jimmy for many years but learned of his passion and commitment to his alma mater, the University of Arkansas, when I arrived on campus. I have always respected his tremendous basketball knowledge and his understanding of the game, but as I got to know Jimmy better, l became aware of his strong coaching background including his tenures at some of the nation’s top college basketball programs. Jimmy’s coaching pedigree working with some of the best coaches in the business, combined with his ability to teach the game of basketball, made him the clear choice as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas.”

In his collegiate coaching career, Dykes has made stops at the University of Arkansas, Sacramento State University, Appalachian State University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and Oklahoma State University.  Dykes’ experience includes more than 950 games called and more than 3,000 practices observed at all levels of college and professional basketball.  

In addition, Dykes spent two seasons working as a college scout for the National Basketball Association’s Seattle SuperSonics before moving into broadcasting with ESPN on a full-time basis.  Dykes, who has maintained his home in Arkansas, also served as the Shiloh Christian Athletic Director and worked as a coach with the Saints.

Dykes is married to the former Tiffany (Beasley) and the couple have a daughter, Kennedy.  Tiffany is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and was Razorbacks’ head cheerleader during both the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons.

QUICK HITS
* Jimmy Dykes is the eighth head coach in Razorback Women’s Basketball History
* Three-year University of Arkansas basketball letterman
* Jimmy Dykes attended high school at Estes Park (Colo.) and Fayetteville HS
* Jimmy Dykes earned his bachelor’s degree in speech education at Arkansas in 1985
* Graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas with a 3.54 GPA
* Served under legendary coach Eddie Sutton as an assistant coach at Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State

WHAT JIMMY SAYS
* Hard To Guard
* Guard ‘Em Hard
* “Everyday guys” beat “sometime guys” every day
*  If you don’t want to rebound, you don’t want to win
* It’s hard to beat relentless

IN 140 CHARACTERS
* The @RazorbackWBB team hired @JimmyDykesLive as the eighth HC in program history. #GOHOGS #NEVERYIELD
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* The @RazorbackWBB team is going to be Hard To Guard as we begin a new era with @JimmyDykesLive in the coaches seat. #NEVERYIELD
* .@RazorbackWBB HC @JimmyDykesLive wants to rebound and be relentless. #GOHOGS #NEVERYIELD

THE 411
CHRONOLOGY

Assistant Coach Years Worked with…
University of Arkansas 1984-85 Eddie Sutton
Sacramento State 1985-86 Bill Brown
Appalachian State University 1986-87 Tom Apke
University of Kentucky 1987-89 Eddie Sutton
University of Arkansas-Little Rock 1989-90 Mike Newell
Oklahoma State University 1990-91 Eddie Sutton

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Seattle SuperSonics    1991-93    College Scout

HIGH SCHOOL
Shiloh Christian     Athletic Director    1994-98; 2003-04

ESPN/ABC SPORTS
1995-2014 Game and studio college men’s and women’s basketball analyst

Game analyst for NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

Coverage of the WNBA playoffs

College football sideline reporter

PERSONAL
Born: May 3, 1961
Bachelor’s Degree:  Arkansas, 1985 in Speech Education
Family:  Wife: Tiffany (Beasley); married in 2002, daughter Kennedy
    Tiffany – an Arkansas graduate, 2003
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
    High school at Estes Park HS (Colo.), Fayetteville HS
    Multi-sport athlete


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