Jason Shay

Jason Shay (born February 15, 1973)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Head coach: Steve Forbes)
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Teams coached: East Tennessee State Buccaneers
East Tennessee State record: 13-12 (.520)
Overall record: 13-12 (.520)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present Wake Forest (asst)
2020-2021 East Tennessee State
2015-2020 East Tennessee State (asst)
2013-2015 North Dakota (asst)
2011-2013 Northwest Florida State (asst)
2005-2011 Tennessee (asst)
2003-2005 Milwaukee (asst)
2001-2003 Milwaukee (DBO)
1999-2001 Mercyhurst College (asst)

Jason Shay Facts

  • Jason Shay
  • Born February 15, 1973
  • Hometown: Galesburg, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: University of Iowa (BA, 1995) / Western Illinois University (MA, 1998)
  • Was a walk-on at Iowa, spending four seasons on the Hawkeyes where he was coached by Tom Davis
  • Started his career as an assistant coach and SID at Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania
  • Joined Bruce Pearl‘s staff at Milwaukee in 2001 as DBO and was elevated to assistant coach in 2003
  • Followed Pearl to Tennessee in 2005, spending six seasons as an assistant coach with the Vols
    • In 10 years with Pearl, Shay was part of eight NCAA Tournaments and five conference regular season titles
  • After Pearl was fired in 2011, Shay joined the staff of his fellow Tennessee assistant Steve Forbes at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL; the Raiders were in 62-6 in the two seasons that Forbes and Shay were there
  • Hired by Brian Jones in 2013 to be an assistant coach at North Dakota, coaching at UND for two seasons
  • Reunited with Forbes in 2015, becoming an assistant coach at East Tennessee State
  • Again reunited with Steve Forbes in 2021, becoming one of his assistant coaches at Wake Forest
  • Along with his wife, Jana, has one daughter and one son

Jason Shay Coaching Tree

  • Greg Heiar (New Mexico State, Northwest Florida State)