Tim Jankovich

Tim Jankovich (born June 4, 1959)

Teams coached: North Texas Mean Green, Illinois State Redbirds, SMU Mustangs
North Texas record: 53-57 (.482)
Illinois State record: 104-64 (.619)
SMU record: 125-64 (.661)
Overall record^: 282-185 (.604)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2017)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  6  (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2021, 2022)
  • AAC Regular Season Champion:  1  (2017)
  • AAC Tournament Champion:  1  (2017)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-2022 SMU
2015 SMU (interim HC)
2012-2016 SMU (assoc. HC)
2007-2012 Illinois State
2003-2007 Kansas (asst)
2002-2003 Illinois (asst)
1999-2002 Vanderbilt (asst)
1997-1999 Hutchinson CC
1993-1997 North Texas
1992-1993 Oklahoma State (asst)
1991-1992 Baylor (asst)
1987-1991 Colorado State (asst)
1986-1987 Texas (asst)
1984-1986 Kansas State (asst)
1983-1984 Texas-Pan American (asst)

Tim Jankovich Facts

  • Timothy Robert Jankovich
  • Born June 4, 1959
  • Hometown: Gary, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Kansas State University (BS, 1982 & MA, 1985)
  • After playing one season at Washington State, was a three-year starter at PG for head coach Jack Hartman at Kansas State
    • Was a three-time Academic All-American and received All-Big Eight honorable mention as a K-State senior
  • First jobs were one year at UT-Pan American under Lon Kruger, two years under Hartman at K-State and one year under Bob Weltlich at Texas
  • Spent four seasons assisting Boyd Grant at Colorado State, becoming part of one of the most successful runs in program history
  • Was an assistant under head coaches Gene Iba (one season at Baylor) and Eddie Sutton (one season at Oklahoma State)
  • First head coaching job was at North Texas, taking over a 5-22 team and going 14-15 team in his first season
    • Left in 1997 with a four-year overall record of 53-57
  • Went 50-14 in two seasons as the head coach at Hutchinson CC in Kansas
  • Joined Kevin Stallings‘ first staff at Vanderbilt and then spent 5 seasons (1 at Illinois and 4 at Kansas) as an assistant to Bill Self
  • Hired as the head coach at Illinois State in 2007, leading the Redbirds to four NITs in five seasons and a .619 win percentage
  • Left for SMU in 2012 to be the associate head coach (and head coach-in-waiting) under Hall of Famer Larry Brown
  • Coached the Mustangs for 9 games during the 2015-16 season while Brown was suspended, winning all nine games
  • Retired from coaching in March 2022 after nearly four decades in the business and a career D-I record of 282-185
  • Along with his wife, Cindy, has one son

Tim Jankovich Coaching Tree


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