John Jakus

John Jakus (born October 9, 1975)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Florida Atlantic Owls
Current conference: American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)
Florida Atlantic record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record^: 0-0 (.000)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Florida Atlantic
2022-2024 Baylor (assoc. HC)
2017-2022 Baylor (asst)
2014-2017 Gonzaga (DBO)
2012-2014 Baylor (grad. asst)

John Jakus Facts

  • John Walter Jakus
  • Born October 9, 1975
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: Trinity International University (BS, 1999) / Baylor University (MA, 2014)
  • Jakus worked as a professional coach in Europe, serving as head coach at ABA Strumica in Macedonia (2010-11) and for Agape Bulgaria (2007-09); he also worked with Athletes in Action as volunteer head coach for both NCAA and professional basketball trips (2005-08) and as international basketball head coach and director (2008-14)
  • He initially joined Scott Drew‘s staff in 2012 as a graduate assistant, working with the Bears for two seasons
  • Left in 2014 and spent the next three years at Gonzaga working as Director of Basketball Operations under Mark Few
  • Returned to Baylor in 2017 as an assistant coach and was later elevated to associate head coach in 2022
  • In March 2024, Jakus was hired as the new head coach at Florida Atlantic in the AAC

John Jakus Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


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