Jeff 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||March 23, 1956|
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Highland (Salt Lake City, Utah)|
|NBA draft||1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Number||32, 5, 22|
|1982–1983||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1989–1999||U of Utah (men's asst.)|
|1999–2001||BYU (women's asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,482 (5.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||427 (1.6 rpg)|
|Assists||282 (1.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Early life and educationEdit
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.
Professional playing careerEdit
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.
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 member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Judkins is married and has five children and 13 grandchildren. Judkins' brother, Jon, is currently the head coach of Division II Dixie State in St. George, Utah
Head coaching recordEdit
|BYU Cougars (Mountain West Conference) (2001–2011)|
|2001–02||BYU||24–9||10–4||2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2002–03||BYU||19–12||8–6||T–3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2004–05||BYU||19–11||9–5||3rd||WNIT First Round|
|2005–06||BYU||26–6||13–3||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|2006–07||BYU||23–10||12–4||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2010–11||BYU||25–9||15–1||1st||WNIT Third Round|
|BYU (MW):||205–108 (.655)||98–54 (.645)|
|BYU Cougars (West Coast Conference) (2011–present)|
|2011–12||BYU||26–7||12–4||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|2012–13||BYU||23–11||11–5||T–3rd||WNIT Third Round|
|2013–14||BYU||28–7||14–4||2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2014–15||BYU||23–10||12–6||5th||NCAA First Round|
|2015–16||BYU||26–7||16–2||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2016–17||BYU||20–12||13–5||T-2nd||WNIT First Round|
|BYU (WCC):||162–68 (.704)||104–36 (.743)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Jeff Judkins Staff Bio". BYU. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
- WOMEN FINISH STRONG, JEFF JUDKINS BECOMES NEW HEAD COACH
- Highland honors Judkins, February 17, 2006
- BYU's Judkins no longer in shadows - Women's College Basketball - ESPN
- Carey, Mike; McClellan, Michael D. (2005), Boston Celtics: Where Have You Gone?, Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, p. 27, ISBN 1582619530
- "Jeff Judkins". BYU. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- December 27, 1998. "Mission control; At U., missions have become a fact of life". Deseret News. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- NBA stats @ basketballreference.com