Rob Jeter

Rob Jeter (born May 15, 1969)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Southern Utah Thunderbirds
Current conference: Western Athletic Conference (WAC)
Milwaukee record: 184-170 (.520)
Western Illinois record: 39-45 (.464)
Southern Utah record: 10-21 (.323)
Overall record: 233-236 (.497)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Southern Utah
2020-2023 Western Illinois
2018-2020 Minnesota (asst)
2016-2018 UNLV (asst)
2005-2016 Milwaukee
2001-2005 Wisconsin (asst)
1999-2001 Milwaukee (asst)
1998-1999 Marquette (asst)
1994-1998 UW-Platteville (asst)

Rob Jeter Facts

  • Robert DeLafayette Jeter III
  • Born May 15, 1969
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin-Platteville (BS, 1991 & MA, 2001)
  • Grew up in Chicago where his dad, Bob Jeter, played cornerback for the Chicago Bears – he previously spent seven seasons with the Packers and was a second round pick in the 1960 NFL Draft out of Iowa
  • Played at Quigley South Prep in Chicago and then at Division III UW-Platteville under Hall of Fame head coach Bo Ryan
    • Was 102-16 during his career and was captain in 1991 when the Pioneers won the NCAA D-III National Championship
    • Inducted into both the UW-Platteville Athletic Hall of Fame and the WIAC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006
  • After a short professional career overseas, Jeter joined Ryan‘s staff at Platteville as an assistant for four seasons
  • Coached at Marquette under Mike Deane for one year before re-joining Ryan at Milwaukee in 1999; then followed Ryan to Wisconsin in 2001 where he was on the Badgers staff for four seasons
  • Hired as the head coach at Milwaukee in 2005, where he led the Panthers for 11 seasons
  • Hired as an assistant at UNLV under new head coach Marvin Menzies a month later in May 2016
  • In April 2018 moved on to Minnesota to be an assistant under head coach Richard Pitino
  • Hired in March 2020 to be the head coach at Western Illinois, a return to his home state
    • After a 7-15 first year, Jeter’s teams won 16 games in each of his second and third seasons; went 39-45 overall at WIU
  • Left WIU in April 2023 to become the new head coach at Southern Utah in the WAC

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