Jeff Linder

Jeff Linder (born June 21, 1977)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Texas Tech Red Raiders (Head coach: Grant McCasland)
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
Teams coached: Northern Colorado Bears, Wyoming Cowboys
Northern Colorado record: 80-50 (.615)
Wyoming record: 63-59 (.516)
Overall record: 143-109 (.567)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Championships:  1  (2018)
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2018)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Texas Tech (asst)
2020-2024 Wyoming
2016-2020 Northern Colorado
2013-2016 Boise State (assoc. HC)
2010-2013 Boise State (asst)
2009-2010 San Francisco (assoc. HC)
2008-2009 San Francisco (asst)
2006-2008 Weber State (asst)
2004-2006 Midland College (asst)
2001-2004 Emporia State
2000-2001 Colorado (asst. DBO)

Jeff Linder Facts

  • Jeff Linder
  • Born June 21, 1977
  • Hometown: Lafayette, Colorado
  • Alma Mater: Western State College of Colorado (2000)
  • Played three seasons at D-II Western State, earning All-Rocky Mountain Conference honors each year
  • First job was as assistant DBO at Colorado for one season under Ricardo Patton
  • First coaching jobs were at Division II Emporia State and Midland Junior College (the latter under Grant McCasland)
  • Spent two seasons as an assistant under Randy Rahe at Weber State
  • Worked for two years – one as an assistant and one as associate head coach – under Rex Walters at San Francisco
  • Was on Leon Rice’s staff at Boise State for six seasons, three as an assistant and then three as Rice’s associate head coach
  • Hired in May 2016 to be the new head coach at Northern Colorado
  • Left UNC to become the new head coach at Wyoming in March 2020
    • Went 25-9 in his second season, earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament
    • Signed a contract extension in March 2022, but resigned two years later after four seasons at Wyoming
  • Joined Grant McCasland‘s staff at Texas Tech as an assistant coach in May 2024

Jeff Linder Coaching Tree