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Jeff Judkins

Jeffrey (Jeff) Reed Judkins (born March 23, 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a retired American professional basketball player and current head coach of the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars women's basketball team,[1] a position he has held since summer 2001[2] after serving as their assistant coach in 2000–01.[1] A 6'6", 185-lb shooting guard, he played college basketball at the University of Utah from 1974 to 1978[1] and had a career in the NBA from 1978 to 1983. He was all-state in football, baseball as well as basketball.[1][3]

Judkins played basketball at Highland High School in Salt Lake City, where his jersey no. 34 was retired in February 2006.[3] After high school, he played with the University of Utah under Utes head coach Jerry Pimm.[3]

Judkins was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 8th pick in the 2nd round of the 1978 NBA Draft (he was Boston's second pick in that draft after Hall-of-Famer Larry Bird.[4]) As well as playing for the Celtics, Judkins spent time with the Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers.[1][4] He holds career averages of 5.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.

As well as previously serving at BYU as an assistant women's coach to his predecessor Trent Shippen, and as the director of basketball operations, Judkins has also served as an assistant men's coach under Rick Majerus at the University of Utah.[4]

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  • NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
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