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Jim Hayford

Jim Hayford (born May 5, 1967) is an American college basketball head coach for Seattle University.[1] 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.

Jim Hayford
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Seattle
Conference WAC
Record 6–4
Biographical details
Born (1967-05-05) May 5, 1967 (age 50)
Amherst, Ohio
Alma mater Azusa Pacific
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987 Contra Costa Christian HS
1988–1990 Berean Christian HS
1990–1999 Azusa Pacific (asst.)
1999–2001 Sioux Falls
2001–2011 Whitworth
2011–2017 Eastern Washington
2017–present Seattle
Head coaching record
Overall 366–179 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Big Sky regular season championship (2015)
Big Sky Tournament championship (2015)
Awards
Northwest Conference Coach of the Year
Big Sky Co-Coach of the Year (2015)

Contents

Whitworth UniversityEdit

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.[2][3]

Eastern WashingtonEdit

On March 29, 2011, Eastern Washington formally introduced Hayford as their head coach after 10 years at Whitworth.[4] On June 13, 2014, Eastern Washington signed a five years extension to keep Hayford as head coach through the 2018-2019 season.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.

SeattleEdit

On March 29, 2017, Hayford was named the coach at Seattle University, replacing Cameron Dollar.[1]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Sioux Falls (SDIC) (1999–2000)
1999–00 Sioux Falls 15–15
Sioux Falls (GPAC) (2000–2001)
2000–01 Sioux Falls 22–12
Sioux Falls: 37–27 (.578)
Whitworth (Northwest Conference) (2001–2011)
2001–02 Whitworth 20–7 12–4 2nd
2002–03 Whitworth 23–4 13–3 1st Div III Tournament
2003–04 Whitworth 19–6 12–4 2nd
2004–05 Whitworth 13–11 9–7 4th
2005–06 Whitworth 20–7 13–3 2nd
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)
2011–12 Eastern Washington 15–17 8–8 4th
2012–13 Eastern Washington 10–21 7–13 9th
2013–14 Eastern Washington 15–16 10–10 7th
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)
2017–18 Seattle 6–4 0–0
Seattle: 6–4 (.600) 0–0 (–)
Total: 366–179 (.672)

      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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jim Hayford Named Men's Basketball Head Coach". 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Hayford takes over EWU basketball program". The Spokesman-review. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  4. ^ "EWU Nabs Jim Hayford Away From Whitworth". NBCrightnow.com. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Hayford Inks New Contract with EWU". khq.com. 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  6. ^ "E. Washington ends Indiana's nonconference home win streak at 43". scores.espn.go.com. 2014-11-24. Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  7. ^ "Big Sky men's basketball: Eastern Washington rallies past Griz for title". Missoulian.com. 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 

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