Jon Judkins

Jon Judkins (born March 5, 1964)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Utah Tech Trailblazers
Current conference: Western Athletic Conference (WAC)
Utah Tech/Dixie State record^: 286-152 (.653)
Overall record^: 286-152 (.653)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • WAC Regular Season Champion:  0
  • RMAC (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  1  (2020)
  • PacWest (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  7  (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • WAC Tournament Champion:  0
  • PacWest (Div II) Tournament Champion:  2  (2013, 2018)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  9  (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020)

Awards:

  • PacWest (Div II) Coach of the Year:  6  (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2005-present Dixie State/Utah Tech
1993-2005 Snow College
1988-1993 Snow College (asst)

Jon Judkins Facts

  • Jon Judkins
  • Born March 5, 1964
  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Alma Mater: Utah State University (BS, 1988)
  • After one season at Dixie College (NJCAA), he spent three seasons playing for Rod Tueller at Utah State
  • Started his coaching career in 1988 as an assistant at Snow College in Ephraim, UT
    • Became interim head coach during the 1992-93 and took over the job officially after the season
    • Coached the Badgers for 12 full seasons, going 284-128 and winning two Scenic West titles
    • Inducted into the Snow College Athletic Hall of Fame (class of 2014)
  • Judkins has been the head men’s basketball coach at Utah Tech (formerly Dixie State) since 2005
    • His first year on the job, Utah Tech (then Dixie College) was still at the NJCAA level (his team went 20-12)
    • Moved up to the NCAA Division II level in 2006, joining the Pacific West Conference a year later
    • The program moved up to Division I (joining the WAC) starting with the 2020-21 season; in 2022, the school and athletic programs changed their name to “Utah Tech” while keeping the “Trailblazers” mascot
  • Along with his wife, Lanette, has four children

Jon Judkins Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels only; Utah Tech was a JUCO prior to 2006 and was in Division II until the 2020-21 season

** Listed records and accomplishments for this coach do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA