Hogs call Dykes to Arkansas

Published 03/30 2014 11:37PM

Updated 03/30 2014 11:41PM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.Jimmy Dykes, coach and former ESPN analyst,
was named as the eighth head women’s basketball coach at the University of
Arkansas, it was announced by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff

“After meeting with him and discussing our program, it was clear to
me that Jimmy Dykes is not only the best leader for
our women’s basketball program, but also the best Coach for the student-athletes
in our program,” Long said.  “I have known Jimmy for many years but learned of
his passion and commitment to his alma mater, the University of Arkansas, when I
arrived on campus. I have always respected his tremendous basketball knowledge
and his understanding of the game, but as I got to know Jimmy better, l became
aware of his strong coaching background including his tenures at some of the
nation’s top college basketball programs. Jimmy’s coaching pedigree working with
some of the best coaches in the business, combined with his ability to teach the
game of basketball, made him the clear choice as the head women’s basketball
coach at the University of Arkansas.”

In his collegiate coaching career,
Dykes has made stops at the University of Arkansas, Sacramento State University,
Appalachian State University, the University of Kentucky, the University of
Arkansas-Little Rock and Oklahoma State University.  Dykes’ experience includes
more than 950 games called and more than 3,000 practices observed at all levels
of college and professional basketball. 

In addition, Dykes spent two seasons working as a college scout for the National
Basketball Association’s Seattle SuperSonics before moving into broadcasting
with ESPN on a full-time basis.  Dykes, who has maintained his home in Arkansas,
also served as the Shiloh Christian Athletic Director and worked as a coach with
the Saints.

Dykes is married to the former Tiffany (Beasley) and the
couple have a daughter, Kennedy.  Tiffany is a graduate of the University of
Arkansas and was Razorbacks’ head cheerleader during both the 2000-01 and
2001-02 seasons.

* Jimmy Dykes is the eighth head coach in
Razorback Women’s Basketball History
* Three-year University of Arkansas
basketball letterman
* Jimmy Dykes attended high school at Estes
Park (Colo.) and Fayetteville HS
* Jimmy Dykes earned his bachelor’s degree in
speech education at Arkansas in 1985
* Graduated with honors from the
University of Arkansas with a 3.54 GPA
* Served under legendary coach Eddie
Sutton as an assistant coach at Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma


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Assistant CoachYearsWorked with…
University of Arkansas1984-85Eddie Sutton
Sacramento State1985-86Bill Brown
Appalachian State University 1986-87Tom Apke
University of Kentucky1987-89Eddie Sutton
University of Arkansas-Little Rock1989-90Mike Newell
Oklahoma State University1990-91Eddie Sutton


Seattle SuperSonics    1991-93    College

Shiloh Christian     Athletic
Director    1994-98; 2003-04


1995-2014Game and studio college men’s and women’s basketball analyst

Game analyst for NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

Coverage of the WNBA playoffs

College football sideline

Born: May 3,
Bachelor’s Degree:  Arkansas, 1985 in Speech Education
Family:  Wife:
Tiffany (Beasley); married in 2002, daughter Kennedy
    Tiffany – an
Arkansas graduate, 2003
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
    High school at Estes
Park HS (Colo.), Fayetteville HS
    Multi-sport athlete

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