2017 Coaching School Speaker-Tim Jankovich, SMUby Texas High School Coaches Association
Tim Jankovich was named head coach at SMU on July 8, 2016, after four years as associate head coach. He is in his 35th season as a collegiate coach and 11th season a Division I head coach (196-126). He is 39-5 at SMU entering his second season (2017-18) leading the Mustangs. SMU won the American Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships in his first full season at the helm.
He previously was head coach at Illinois State (2007-12) and North Texas (1993-97), and as an assistant or head coach, his teams have won seven regular season conference championships and five league tournament titles, made ten NCAA appearances and have earned eight NIT berths.
One of the winningest players in Kansas State history, he was a four-year starter at point guard (one at Washington State and three years for legendary coach Jack Hartman at KSU). In each of his seasons at KSU, the Wildcats ranked in the top-20 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Jankovich played in nine NCAA Tournament games, advancing to the 1981 Elite Eight and the 1982 Sweet 16.
A three-time academic All-American and honorable mention All-Big Eight player, he finished at Kansas State in the school's top-10 in nine categories, including first in season FT pct. (.917) and eighth in career FG pct. (.510). He set the Big Eight Tournament record for single-game assists (14).
Jankovich graduated from Kansas State cum laude in 1982 with a 3.63 GPA in business finance and received his master's degree in radio/television in 1985. He and his wife, Cindy, have a son, Michael.
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