Jerry Pimm

Jerry Pimm (born September 28, 1938)

Teams coached: Utah Utes, UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
Utah record: 173-86 (.668)
UC Santa Barbara record: 222-201 (.525)
Overall record: 395-287 (.579)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  7  (1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1990)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:(1977, 1978, 1981, 1983)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1989, 1992, 1993)
  • WAC Regular Season Champion:  3  (1977, 1981, 1983)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1983-1998 UC Santa Barbara
1974-1983 Utah
1961-1974 Utah (asst)
1960-1961 USC (asst)

Jerry Pimm Facts

  • Jerry Pimm
  • Born September 28, 1938
  • Hometown: Montebello, California
  • Alma Mater: University of Southern California (BA, 1960)
  • Attended Montebello HS (CA) before playing four seasons under head coach Forrest Twogood at USC
  • Spent one year on Twogood’s staff before Jack Gardner‘s staff at Utah in 1961
    • Was an assistant at Utah for thirteen seasons, ten under Gardner then three more under Bill E. Foster
  • Took over as the head coach at Utah in 1974 when Foster departed for Duke
    • Went 173-86 in nine seasons at the helm, leading the Utes to five NCAA Tournaments (four Sweet Sixteens)
    • Won the WAC title three times and finished with 20+ wins four of nine seasons
  • Left Utah in 1983 to become the head coach at UC Santa Barbara, a position he held for 15 seasons
    • Went 222-201 during his tenure at UCSB, going to two NCAA Tournaments and three NITs
    • Stepped away from coaching in 1998 but continued to work within the school’s athletic department
  • Was an assistant with Team USA (under head coach Lute Olson), who won gold at the 1986 FIBA World Championships

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