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Jeremy Ballard (born June 29, 1981) is an American college basketball coach, and current head coach of the FIU Panthers men's basketball team.[1][2]

Jeremy Ballard
Current position
TitleHead coach
Biographical details
Born (1981-06-29) June 29, 1981 (age 38)
Atlanta, Georgia
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2004–2007Colgate (assistant)
2007–2012Tulsa (assistant)
2012–2015VCU (assistant)
2015–2016Illinois State (assistant)
2016–2017Pittsburgh (assistant)
2017–2018VCU (assistant)
Head coaching record
Tournaments1–1 (CIT

Playing careerEdit

Ballard played college basketball at Colgate, where he was a two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection, and served as team captain his senior year.[3][4] He is a devoted member of the young male's mentoring group known as "the Commission" which prides itself on the development of young men in highly competitive academic environments.

Coaching careerEdit

After graduation, Ballard became an assistant coach with his alma mater, where he stayed from 2004 to 2007 before joining the staff at Tulsa from 2007 to 2012. Ballard moved on to be an assistant coach under Shaka Smart at VCU until 2015, before making stops at Illinois State and Pittsburgh for one season each.[5][6] He returned to VCU as an assistant coach under Mike Rhoades in 2017, before accepting the head coaching position at Florida International on April 20, 2018, replacing Anthony Evans as the ninth coach in program history.[7][1][8]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
FIU Panthers (Conference USA) (2018–present)
2018–19 FIU 20–14 10–8 7th CIT Second Round
FIU: 20–14 (.588) 10–8 (.556)
Total: 20–14 (.588)


  1. ^ a b "Ballard Named FIU Head Men's Basketball Coach". FIU Athletics.
  2. ^ "Florida International University Panthers - 2017-18 Men's Basketball Coaching Staff".
  3. ^ "Jeremy Ballard College Stats - College Basketball at". College Basketball at
  4. ^ "Jeremy Ballard - Assistant Coach -".
  5. ^ "Ballard Joins Men's Basketball Coaching Staff - Illinois State University". Illinois State University.
  6. ^ "Jeremy Ballard - Assistant Coach - University of Pittsburgh".
  7. ^ "VCU". VCU.
  8. ^ "FIU banking on this first-time head coach to turn men's basketball into a big winner".