Jim Hayford (born May 5, 1967) is an American college basketball head coach for Seattle University. He previously coached at Eastern Washington University and Division III Whitworth University where he won about 80 percent of his games. His career winning percentage ranks among the top 10 among all active NCAA Division III coaches at the time.
May 5, 1967 |
|Alma mater||Azusa Pacific|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1987||Contra Costa Christian HS|
|1988–1990||Berean Christian HS|
|1990–1999||Azusa Pacific (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Big Sky regular season championship (2015)
Big Sky Tournament championship (2015)
|5× Northwest Conference Coach of the Year
Big Sky Co-Coach of the Year (2015)
In addition to his success at coaching, Hayford compiled a record of 217-57 and a winning percentage of .792, eight 20-win seasons, six appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament (including the last five consecutive seasons), five Northwest Conference championships, three NCAA DIII Sweet 16 appearances (2008, 2010, 2011) and one Elite Eight appearance (2011). He has earned five NWC Coach of the Year awards, West Region Coach of the Year in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.
On March 29, 2011, Eastern Washington formally introduced Hayford as their head coach after 10 years at Whitworth. On June 13, 2014, Eastern Washington signed a five years extension to keep Hayford as head coach through the 2018-2019 season. On November 24, 2014, Hayford picked up his biggest win of his EWU coaching career and the men's basketball program by beating the Indiana Hoosiers on their homecourt, 88-86. The win snapped the Hoosiers 43 games non-conference home games winning streak, their first win against a Big Ten team and their first win against a crowd of 10,000+ fans. On March 14, 2015, Hayford led the Eagles to their second NCAA tournament appearance in school history with a 69-65 win over the Montana Grizzlies on their homecourt. Hayford and the Eagles played their second round match-up against the Georgetown Hoyas on March 19 in Portland at approximately 7 p.m. PST, where they lost 84-74, disproving Hayford's prediction that his team would emerge from the game victorious.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Sioux Falls (SDIC) (1999–2000)|
|Sioux Falls (Great Plains Athletic Conference) (2000–2001)|
|Sioux Falls:||37–27 (.578)|
|Whitworth (Northwest Conference) (2001–2011)|
|2002–03||Whitworth||23–4||13–3||1st||Div III Tournament|
|2006–07||Whitworth||24–4||13–3||1st||Div III 2nd Round|
|2007–08||Whitworth||21–7||12–4||1st||Div III Sweet 16|
|2008–09||Whitworth||23–6||12–4||2nd||Div III First Round|
|2009–10||Whitworth||26–3||16–0||1st||Div III Sweet Sixteen|
|2010–11||Whitworth||28–2||15–1||1st||Div III Elite Eight|
|Whitworth:||217–57 (.792)||127–33 (.794)|
|Eastern Washington (Big Sky) (2011–2017)|
|2014–15||Eastern Washington||26–9||14–4||T–1st||NCAA Round of 64|
|2015–16||Eastern Washington||18–16||10–8||T–5th||CBI Quarterfinals|
|2016–17||Eastern Washington||22–12||13–5||2nd||CBI First Round|
|Eastern Washington:||106–91 (.538)||62–48 (.564)|
|Seattle (WAC) (2017–present)|
|Seattle:||0-0 (–)||0-0 (–)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- "Jim Hayford Selected as EWU’s New Head Men's Basketball Coach". Eastern Washington. Archived from the original on 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- "Hayford takes over EWU basketball program". The Spokesman-review. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- "EWU Nabs Jim Hayford Away From Whitworth". NBCrightnow.com. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
- "Hayford Inks New Contract with EWU". khq.com. 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
- "E. Washington ends Indiana's nonconference home win streak at 43". scores.espn.go.com. 2014-11-24. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
- "Big Sky men's basketball: Eastern Washington rallies past Griz for title". Missoulian.com. 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2015-03-17.