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@CoachJimmyDykes To Throw Out First Pitch

BY ANDRES FOCIL
@CoachJimmyDykes To Throw Out First Pitch

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — @CoachJimmyDykes, new head coach for the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team, will throw out the first pitch of game two of the Razorback baseball double-header on Friday. Dykes, who was introduced as the eighth head coach in women’s basketball history, will be on the diamond at approximately 6:35 p.m. to throw out the pitch before the nightcap in today’s series. 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. For more information on Arkansas women’s basketball, follow @RazorbackWBB on Twitter.



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