Jimmy Dykes Biography

( 1961 - )
January 31, 2019
First published on:December 10, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Jimmy Dykes

Date of Birth: 1961, May 3
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Jimmy Dikes
Famous Name Jimmy Dikes
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Tulsa, Oklahoma
Currently Working For ESPN
Salary $50, 000
Net Worth $2 million
Married to Tiffany Beasley
Children daughter Kennedy
Profession commentator in ESPN
Started career as basketball player
School attended Fayetteville High School
University attended University of Arkansas
Full Name Jimmy Dykes
Horoscope Taurus
Birth Date May 3, 1961
Career Earnings $2 million
No. of Twitter Followers 52.1 k

Jimmy Dikes is an American professional basketball coach and sports commentator for ESPN. As of 2019, Jimmy Dykes currently works for ESPN and SEC Network. He has also worked for the University of Arkansas as a head coach.


As of 2019, Jimmy Dykes reportedly earns around $50, 000 as his yearly salary from ESPN. Further, he has an estimated net worth of over $2 million. Jimmy got married to Tiffany Beasley in 2002.

Jimmy Dykes' Net Worth

Currently, Dykes' expected net worth is around $2 million, mostly earned through his professional baseball coaching career. 

Jimmy made $450,000 per year from a four-year contract with Arkansas University, working as their women's basketball coach. Dykes got a basic salary of $250,000 and an additional $200,000 from other compensations.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not include sports announcer's occupational salary data but reported in May 2017 that radio and TV announcers earned a median annual income of $32,450, half making more and half less.

The salaries of these announcers were lower than $18,840 for the bottom 10% and higher than $ 83,520 for the top 10%. Spectator sports paid announcements the best average salary of $ 106,080 while TV and radio paid an average of $45,180.

By this statistics, it can be assumed that Jimmy's salary must be above $50,000

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Kept aside Jimmy Dykes financial earnings, his personal assets includes a home and cars. Further, the retired head coach and Sports broadcaster Jimmy Dykes earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

Jimmy Dykes Personal Life

Jimmy Dykes, 57, is a happily married man. He tied the knot with his girlfriend, Tiffany Beasley after their long romantic relationship in 2002.

We are no experts in marriage, but after 16 years together we have learned the importance of being quick to forgive one another. Do you remember...the 21st night of September pic.twitter.com/mknZPNHG5O

His wife, Tiffany is a former cheerleader of Razorback and currently, she is working as an Independent Consultant at Rodan Fields. Tiffany also attended the University of Arkansas for her graduation.

CAPTION: Jimmy Heading toward Hogspy Awards with his wife Tiffany SOURCE: twitter.com

Furthermore, the couple is blessed with one daughter named Kennedy who was born in 2005.


Other than being a famous basketball coach and sports commentator, Jimmy Dykes is pretty famous in social media. In addition, he has thousands of likes in all of his posts. Moreover, Jimmy has 52.1 k followers on his Twitter account.

Jimmy Dykes Early Life

Jimmy Dykes was born on May 3, 1961, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Taurus.

Jimmy Dykes attended Fayetteville High School, where he played for his high school basketball team and after completing high school, Jimmy Dykes enrolled at the University of Arkansas.

CAPTION: Jimmy Dykes with his family SOURCE: twitter.com

Jimmy served as a men's assistant basketball coach at Arkansas University, Appalachian State University, Kentucky University, Arkansas State University, Little Rock University of Arkansas and Oklahoma State University.

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Jimmy was also a scout of the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. He was also the Director of Athletics at the Shiloh Christian School (located in Springdale, Arkansas) in 2006.

Jimmy Dykes Professional Career

Dykes was announced as the new head coach of the women's basketball team at the University of Arkansas on 30 March 2014. At the end of the 2013-14 season, Jimmy replaced Tom Collen as head coach for women in Arkansas after the shooting of Collen.

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He led his nine-player team to the NCAA Tournament in his first year in Arkansas after finishing in the middle of the SEC pack. His Razorbacks defeated 7 seeds in the Northwest before the second round of Baylor's seed.

Head Coaching Record:

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
2014-15 Arkansas 18-14 6-10 T-9th NCAA Second Round
2015-16 Arkansas 12-18 7-9 10th  
2016-17 Arkansas 13-17 2-14 14th  
Arkansas   43-49(.467) 15-33(.313)    
Total   43-49(.467)      

Jimmy's second year saw the team finish 10th in the SEC and the overall loss was 12-18. Dykes third team finished last at the conference and only won two matches in the league.

Facts and stats of Jimmy Dykes

  • Birthdate: May 3, 1961 
  • Birthname: Jimmy Dykes
  • Recent Job: sports commentator at ESPN and SEC Network
  • Wife: Tiffany Beasley
  • Children: Daughter Kennedy Dykes
  •  Salary: above $50,000
  • Net worth: $2 million

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