Jason Gardner

Jason Gardner (born November 14, 1980)

Current position: Director of player relations
Current team: Arizona Wildcats (Head coach: Tommy Lloyd)
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
Teams coached: IUPUI Jaguars
IUPUI record: 64-94 (.405)
Overall record: 64-94 (.405)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2019)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present Arizona (DPR)
2014-2019 IUPUI
2013-2014 Memphis (asst)
2011-2013 Loyola (IL) (asst)

Jason Gardner Facts

  • Jason Corey Gardner
  • Born November 14, 1980
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: University of Arizona (BA, 2003)
  • Played high school ball at North Central HS in Indianapolis; named a McDonald’s and Parade All-American as a senior in 1999, earning the coveted Indiana Mr. Basketball title
  • Played four seasons at Arizona under Hall of Fame head coach Lute Olson
  • After going un-drafted in 2003, Gardner played for eight seasons overseas in Slovenia, Belgium, Israel and Germany
  • Started his coaching career in 2011 as an assistant to Porter Moser at Loyola (IL)
  • Joined former Arizona teammate Josh Pastner‘s staff at Memphis two years later
  • Named the head coach of the IUPUI Jaguars in his hometown of Indianapolis in March 2014
    • Went 64-94 in five seasons at the helm, reaching the postseason just once (2019 CIT)
    • Arrested in August 2019 for an OWI in Indianapolis; resigned from his position two days later
  • In August 2020, Gardner was hired to be the head basketball coach at his alma mater, North Central HS in Indianapolis
  • Returned to his other alma mater, Arizona, in 2021 as the new director of player relations on Tommy Lloyd‘s staff

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