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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,[1] a position he has held since summer 2001[2] after serving as their assistant coach in 2000–01.[1] A 6'6", 185-lb shooting guard, he played college basketball at the University of Utah from 1974 to 1978[1] and had a career in the NBA from 1978 to 1983.

Jeff Judkins
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Personal information
Born (1956-03-23) March 23, 1956 (age 63)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolHighland (Salt Lake City, Utah)
CollegeUtah (1974–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1978–1983
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number32, 5, 22
Coaching career1989–present
Career history
As player:
19781980Boston Celtics
1980–1981Utah Jazz
19811982Detroit Pistons
19821983Portland Trail Blazers
As coach:
1989–1999U of Utah (men's asst.)
1999–2001BYU (women's asst.)
2001–presentBYU (women's)
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× First-team All-WAC (1976–1978)
Career NBA statistics
Points1,482 (5.4 ppg)
Rebounds427 (1.6 rpg)
Assists282 (1.0 apg)
Stats at

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Salt Lake City, Judkins attended Highland High School, where his jersey no. 34 was retired in February 2006.[3] He was all-state in football, baseball as well as basketball.[1][3] After high school, he played with the University of Utah under Utes head coach Jerry Pimm.[3]

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.[4]) As well as playing for the Celtics, Judkins spent time with the Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers.[1][4] He holds career averages of 5.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring from professional basketball, Judkins became an executive with Safelite.[5]

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.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Judkins is married and has five children and 13 grandchildren.[6][7] Judkins' brother, Jon, is currently the head coach of Division II Dixie State in St. George, Utah[8]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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
2003–04 BYU 15–14 5–9 6th
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
2007–08 BYU 13–16 7–9 T–5th
2008–09 BYU 18–11 8–8 T–5th
2009–10 BYU 23–10 11–5 2nd WNIT Quarterfinals
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
2017–18 BYU 16–14 11–7 4th
2018–19 BYU 26–7 15–3 2nd NCAA Tournament
BYU (WCC): 162–68 (.704) 104–36 (.743)
Total: 367–176 (.676)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ a b c d e "Jeff Judkins Staff Bio". BYU. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Highland honors Judkins, February 17, 2006
  4. ^ a b c BYU's Judkins no longer in shadows - Women's College Basketball - ESPN
  5. ^ Carey, Mike; McClellan, Michael D. (2005), Boston Celtics: Where Have You Gone?, Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, p. 27, ISBN 1582619530
  6. ^ "Jeff Judkins". BYU. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  7. ^ December 27, 1998. "Mission control; At U., missions have become a fact of life". Deseret News. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
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