Wyking Jones

Wyking Jones (born January 8, 1973)

Teams coached: California Golden Bears
California record: 16-47 (.254)
Overall record: 16-47 (.254)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-2023 Washington (asst)
2017-2019 California
2015-2017 California (asst)
2011-2015 Louisville (asst)
2009-2011 New Mexico (asst)
2002-2006 Pepperdine (asst)
1996-1997 Loyola Marymount (ast)

Wyking Jones Facts

  • Wyking Jones
  • Born January 8, 1973
  • Hometown: Inglewood, California
  • Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount University (BS, 1995)
  • Jones played four seasons at LMU under head coaches Jay Hillock and John Olive
  • Played professionally in Italy, France, Japan, Lebanon and South Korea between 1995 and 2001
  • Hired in 2002 as an assistant under Paul Westphal at Pepperdine, staying on his staff for four seasons
  • Spent two seasons on Steve Alford‘s staff at New Mexico before joining Rick Pitino at Louisville in 2011
  • Returned to his home state in 2015, becoming an assistant at California under Cuonzo Martin
  • In March 2017, Jones was hired to replace Martin as the head coach of the Golden Bears
  • Spent two seasons on Mike Hopkins’ staff at Washington as an assistant (2021-23)

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