FAYETTEVILLE — There was energy and a different vibe inside Bud Walton Arena on Tuesday, as a new era of Arkansas women’s basketball officially began on the court with new head coach Jimmy Dykes and the Razorbacks holding their first on-court workouts of the offseason.
The past 72 hours have been busy for Coach Dykes, who continues to get familiar with student-athletes and staff members, conduct introductory interviews and settle into his new role as head coach. Tuesday provided the first chance for Coach Dykes and the Razorbacks to get out on a basketball court together as a group and begin workouts.
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Dykes, coach and former ESPN analyst, was officially named the eighth head women’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long on Sunday.
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.