Tony Jasick
Tony Jasick
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (904) 256-7415
Year: 3rd Season
Alma Mater: B.S., Mars Hill College; M.Ed., Lincoln Memorial University

The Jasick File

Born: April 17, 1978
Hometown: Whitehall, Michigan
High School: Whitehall Senior High School
College: Mars Hill (2000), Bachelor’s degree in biology education
Graduate School: Lincoln Memorial (2002), Master’s degree in education
Family: Wife, Melissa; Daughters: Rohen and Reece

Coaching Experience

  • Jacksonville - Head Coach, 2014-present
  • IPFW - Head Coach, 2011-14
  • IPFW - Associate Head Coach/Assistant Coach, 2005-11
  • Middle Tennessee State - Graduate Assistant Coach, 2004-05
  • Newberry - Assistant Coach, 2003-04
  • UNC-Pembroke - Assistant Coach, 2002-03
  • Lincoln Memorial - Assistant Coach, 2001-02
  • North Alabama - Volunteer Assistant Coach, 2000-01

Coaching Highlights

  • Coached three All-ASUN performers during his time at Jacksonville
  • Six winning seasons as an assistant or head coach
  • Secured first winning season in Jacksonville Men's Basketball in five years during 2015-16 season
  • Led the 2015-16 Dolphins to a team GPA of 3.0, the first in program history
  • 13-game home streak stretching across 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons was the longest in 42 years
  • Had eight non-conference wins in 2015-16, the most at JU in 24 years
  • Had 12 non-conference wins in 2016-17, the most at JU in 35 years and the second-most in the country that season
  • Had a 13-game home winning streak, the longest JU streak since 1972-74
  • 2016 NABC District 3 Coach of the Year
  • 2016 ASUN Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Finalist for Skip Prosser Man of the Year
  • 2014 College Sports Madness Summit League Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Summit League Coach of the Year
  • Led IPFW to a school-record 25 wins and a CIT win against Akron in 2013-14
  • Guided two teams to conference tournament championship games

Tony Jasick, the 2014 Mid-Major National Coach of the Year, enters his third season leading the Dolphins and his 17th as a basketball coach. Jasick’s first season rebuilding the program saw a complete overhaul of the roster with only one of the eight top scorers returning from the previous season. In his second season he led Jacksonville to its most nonconference wins in 24 years, secured the first winning season for the program in five years, and had a 13-game home winning streak, the longest in 42 years.


Kori Babineaux earned All-ASUN honors for the second time in his career in the 2015-16 season, and became the fifth Dolphin ever to score over 1,000 points in just two years. The Dolphins had several other memorable moments, including a 31-point outburst from Darien Fernandez in the ASUN Conference tournament’s first round, the most a Dolphin has ever scored in an ASUN playoff game. 2015-16 was also the first time JU has hosted an ASUN men’s basketball conference tournament game.


The Dolphins finished his first campaign strongly, winning three of thier final five games. The 2014-15 Dolphins also garnered wins over three of the top four teams in the final Atlantic Sun Conference standings. As a result of their on-court success, two Dolphins earned post season honors. Junior Kori Babineaux was voted the A-Sun Newcomer of the Year in addition to earning All-Conference second team honors. Freshman Antwon Clayton was named to the conference All Freshman team. Jasick was hired as the 16th head coach in Jacksonville men’s basketball history on April 9, 2014. Jasick came to JU after spending three seasons as the head coach of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW), and nine seasons in total as a member of the IPFW coaching staff.


Jasick was named the Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year by as the top Division I mid-major coach in college basketball in 2014. The prestigious award is named for Hugh Durham who was one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history and the former head coach and athletic director at Jacksonville. A nine-year veteran of the IPFW program, Jasick oversaw the Mastodons as the school transitioned from a Division I independent into one of the Summit League’s elite. Moving up the bench from assistant to associate to head coach, Jasick recently completed his third season in charge of the IPFW program, one in which the Mastodons set a school record with 25 victories and nabbed the program’s first-ever postseason victory in the Tournament against Akron.

While Jasick was at the center of a jump in wins for IPFW in each of his three seasons at the helm, his contributions were recognized beyond just the playing court. In late March, he was named one of 15 finalists for the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award, given annually to a head coach who achieves success on the court while displaying moral integrity off it. Other finalists for the year’s award include such coaching luminaries as Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, Phil Martelli of Saint Joseph’s and Jay Wright of Villanova.

Prior to IPFW

Before joining the staff at IPFW in 2005-06, Jasick spent the 2004-05 season at Middle Tennessee State, coaching two All-Sun Belt Conference selections and helping the Blue Raiders to 19 wins. In 2003-04, he was an assistant at Newberry (S.C.) helping the team to the South Atlantic Conference title game for the first time in program history. Jasick began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at North Alabama. Education A 2000 graduate of Mars Hill (N.C.) with a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education, Jasick went on to earn his Master’s in Education from Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) in 2002 before entering the coaching field. Personal A native of Whitehall, Mich., Jasick attended White

What They Are Saying

"What a great hire for Jacksonville University! Tony did a great job in Fort Wayne. His teams are always well-prepared and play with great toughness." - Tom Izzo, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Michigan State University
"The college basketball scene is one that has become about correct fits at every institution. Tony Jasick to Jacksonville is a perfect fit."  - Adrian Branch, ESPN College Basketball
"Tony is a great hire for Jacksonville. He's an excellent coach and a dynamic personality. He recruits well and can really coach. He will connect with the student-athletes, the fan base, and the campus community in tremendous fashion. Home run hire for the Dolphins."  - Tim Miles, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, University of Nebraska, 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year