Jay John

Jay John (born May 29, 1958)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: TEAM
Current conference: CONFERENCE
Teams coached: Oregon State Beavers
Oregon State record: 72-97 (.426)
Overall record^: 72-97 (.426)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2005)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2008-2012 California (asst)
2002-2008 Oregon State
1998-2002 Arizona (asst)
1997-1998 Oregon (asst)
1989-1997 Butler (asst)
1988-1989 San Francisco (asst)
1986-1988 Jamestown CC
1985-1986 Oregon (asst)
1983-1985 Jamestown CC (asst)

Jay John Facts

  • Jay John
  • Born May 29, 1958
  • Hometown: Tuscon, Arizona
  • Alma Mater: University of Arizona (BS, 1981) / Butler University (MS, 1994)
  • Was a walk-on football and basketball player at Northern Arizona before transferring to Arizona to finish his degree
  • First coaching role was as an assistant at Salpointe Catholic HS in Tuscon, working there for three years (1980-83)
  • After two years at Jamestown CC (NY), John became an assistant under Don Monson at Oregon in 1985
  • Returned to Jamestown to be the head coach a year later, going 41-19 in two season at the helm
  • Spent one year on Jim Brovelli‘s staff at San Francisco before joining Barry Collier‘s staff at Butler in 1989
    • In eight seasons at Butler, John was part of two NITs and one NCAA Tournament (1997)
  • Returned to Oregon in 1997, this time spending one season as an assistant under Ernie Kent
  • Had the opportunity in 1998 to coach at his alma mater, spending the next four years on Lute Olson‘s staff at Arizona
  • Hired in 2002 to be the head coach at Oregon State, leading the Beavers for six seasons
    • Went 72-97 overall, finishing above .500 just once – that 2004-05 team played in the NIT
    • In January 2008, after starting the season 6-12 (0-6), John was fired as head coach
  • The following season, John joined Mike Montgomery‘s staff at California as an assistant coach
    • Helped lead the Bears to three NCAA Tournaments and one NIT over four years on the bench
    • Elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Basketball Development in 2012

Jay John Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only