Judkins' Record - As BYU Women's Basketball Head Coach
|Judkins Coaching Record|
|BYU||2001-02||24-9||NCAA Sweet 16|
|BYU||2002-03||19-12||NCAA First Round|
|BYU||2004-05||19-11||WNIT First Round|
|BYU||2005-06||26-6||NCAA Second Round|
|BYU||2006-07||23-10||NCAA First Round|
|BYU||2010-11||25-9||WNIT Third Round|
|BYU||2011-12||26-7||NCAA First Round|
|BYU||2012-13||23-11||WNIT Third Round|
|BYU||2013-14||28-7||NCAA Sweet 16|
|BYU||2014-15||23-10||NCAA First Round|
|BYU||2015-16||26-7||NCAA First Round|
|BYU||2016-17||20-12||WNIT First Round|
|BYU||2018-19||26-7||NCAA Second Round|
|BYU||2020-21||19-6||NCAA Second Round|
|BYU||2021-22||26-4||NCAA First Round|
- Head coach for 21 seasons
- Announced retirement on April 14, 2022
- All-time winningest head coach in BYU basketball history, men or women
- Reached the 400-win milestone on Dec. 30, 2019 at Pepperdine with a 65-47 win
- Hit 450 wins against Pepperdine on Feb. 10, 2022 (104-53)
- Semifinalist for Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year (2021-22)
- Back-to-back NCAA Tournament bids (2020-21, 21-22)
- No. 20 final AP Top 25 ranking (2021-22)
- Spent 16 consecutive weeks in AP Top 25 – most in school history (2021-22)
- Most wins in the regular season (25) in program history (2021-22)
- Five wins against Power 5 opponents (Arizona State, Florida State, West Virginia, Utah, Washington State - 2021-22)
- Thirteen 20-plus win seasons: most recent, in 2021-22; most wins: 28, 2013-14
- Ten NCAA tournament appearances: most recent, 2021-22, First Round; best finish: Sweet 16 (twice, 2013-14 and 2001-02)
- Five WNIT postseason tournament appearances: most recent, 2012-13 advancing to Third Round; best finish, Quarterfinal Round (Elite Eight), 2010-11
- Six conference coach of the year awards: 2021-22, 2020-21 WCC, 2015-16 WCC, 2010-11 MWC, 2006-07 MWC, 2005-06 MWC
- Five conference regular-season titles: WCC (2015-16, 2021-22); MWC (2005-06, 2006-07, 2010-11))
- Four conference tournament crowns: WCC (2018-19), WCC (2014-15), WCC (2011-12) MWC (2001-02)
- Coached eight All-Americans: Shaylee Gonzales, Lauren Gustin, Morgan Bailey, Lexi Eaton Rydalch, Jennifer Hamson, Kristen Riley, Ambrosia Anderson, Erin Thorn
- Coached eight conference players of the year: Shaylee Gonzales, Cassie Broadhead, Lexi Eaton Rydalch, Morgan Bailey, Jennifer Hamson, Kristen Riley, Dani Kubik Wright, Ambrosia Anderson,
- Coached four conference defensive players of the year: Sara Hamson (2019-20 & 2017-18), Kalani Purcell, Jennifer Hamson, Mindy Bonham
- Coached two conference sixth players of the year: Coriann Fraughton, Kristen Riley
- Has coached 63 all-conference players
- Has had 102 players garner academic citations
- Has coached three players named to the All-Freshman Team
- Four players have been named to the All-Defensive Team, while three others have been named Newcomer of the Year
- Thirteen players have been named to respective conference championships all-tournament team and three have picked up a tournament MVP award, most recent, Paisley Johnson (2019 WCC), Lexi Eaton (WCC 2015), Haley Steed (2011 WCC)
- Became BYU’s women’s basketball all-time winningest coach with his 220th career win when the Cougars defeated Pepperdine, 80-56 on Jan. 12, 2012
- Assistant Coach (men) – University of Utah (1989-99)
- Assistant Coach (women) – BYU (2000-01)
- NBA with Boston Celtics, Portland Trailblazers, Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz – Drafted in the second round by the Boston Celtics in 1978, the same year the Celtics selected Larry Bird with the sixth pick overall
- University of Utah – 1974-78 leading Utah to one conference championship and two berths in the NCAA tournament
- While at Utah was a second-team Academic All-American, a three-time District VII academic selection and a three-time First Team All-WAC honoree
- Member of the 1977 United States World Games team that captured the gold medal
- University of Utah - Physical and Health Education bachelor’s degree, 1978
- Married to Mary Kay
- Has five children and 16 grandchildren
On April 14, 2022, BYU women’s basketball head coach Jeff Judkins announced he is retiring from coaching at BYU after 21 years as head coach and the most wins by a head coach in BYU basketball history, men or women.
“I’ve loved my years here. The program is in a good place and it’s a good time for me," Judkins said. "I have so many great memories of BYU. I’ve loved the people, the players, the coaches and everyone here at BYU. We turned this program into a consistent winner that wins conference championships and goes to the tournament on a regular basis. We’ve had great players and historic wins but more importantly it has been the people and the relationships that I have loved and will remember the most. I’ve been lucky to be able to do something that I’ve loved so much for as long as I have.”
Judkins led the Cougars to a 456-204 overall record, for a .691 winning percentage. He took teams to the NCAA Tournament 10 times and reached the Sweet 16 twice. He also led his teams to five WNIT postseason appearances. He won five conference regular-season championships and four postseason crowns.
Judkins was named the 2022 WCC Coach of the Year — his sixth conference coach of the year award in his career — and was one of 10 semifinalists nationally for the Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year award this year. BYU set a program record with 25 wins in the 2022 regular season and also achieved a No. 15 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 (at one point of the season), the highest mark in school history. The Cougars also spent a school-record 16-consecutive weeks in the AP Poll.
“Jeff Judkins has had an illustrious career in basketball,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “From his high school days at Highland High School, to starring at the University of Utah, to his time in the NBA and finishing off with 21 years as head coach of the BYU Women’s Basketball Team, Juddy has accomplished so much. His record of wins, championships, great players he’s mentored and great teams he’s led will long be remembered. Jeff loved his players, and they loved him.”
Judkins coached eight conference players of the year, eight All-Americans, 63 players who earned all-conference honors and 102 players who earned academic awards.
Prior to coming to BYU, Judkins coach for 10 seasons under Rick Majerus as an assistant coach for the men’s team at the University of Utah. He also served as an assistant coach for the BYU women’s team for one season, before taking over the head-coaching spot.
Judkins played for Utah from 1974-78, leading the Utes to one conference championship and two NCAA Tournament appearances. He was a second-team Academic All-American, a three-time District VII academic selection and a three-time First Team All-WAC honoree.
He was a member of the 1977 United States World Games team that captured the gold medal.
Judkins was drafted in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics in 1978, the same year the Celtics selected Larry Bird with the sixth pick overall. He went on to play for the Celtics, Portland Trailblazers, Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz.