Jay Ladner

Jay Ladner (born December 8, 1965)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Current conference: Sun Belt Conference
Southeastern Louisiana record: 76-88 (.463)
Southern Miss record: 49-73 (.402)
Overall record^: 125-161 (.437)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Southern Miss
2014-2019 Southeastern Louisiana
2012-2014 Jones County JC

Jay Ladner Facts

  • Jay Ladner
  • Born December 8, 1965
  • Hometown: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Alma Mater: University of Southern Mississippi (BS, 1988 & M.Ed, 1999)
  • Played four years at Southern Miss under head coach M. K. Turk; participated in the 1987 NIT
  • Started his coaching career in 1992, serving as the head coach at St. Stanislaus College Prep (MS) for 19 seasons
    • Led the Rockachaws to ten MHSAA state tournaments; were 4A state runner-up finish in 2010 and state champs in 2011
    • Compiled a career HS coaching record of 511-189 (.730)
  • Returned to Hattiesburg in 2011, spending one year as head coach at his alma mater Oak Grove HS
  • Moved on to the JUCO level in 2012, spending two years coaching at Jones County JC in Ellisville, MS
    • In his second season there, Ladner’s squad went 28-5 and won the NJCAA National Championship title; became the lowest-seeded school and the first ever JUCO from MS to do so
  • Hired as the head coach of the Division I Southeastern Louisiana Lions in 2014
  • In April 2019, Ladner was hired to be the head coach at alma mater Southern Miss; is 49-73 through four seasons at the helm
  • Along with his wife, Jennifer, has one daughter and one son

Jay Ladner Coaching Tree


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