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Johnny Dawkins Biography, Age, Family, Son, Wife, Duke, Image, Net Worth,Stanford Coach, Coaching career And News

Johnny Dawkins Biography | Johnny Dawkins

Johnny Dawkins(full name: Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr.) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the UCF men’s basketball team. From 2008 to 2016, he was the head coach of Stanford.

He was a two-time All-American and national player of the year as a senior in 1986 while at Duke from 1982 to 1986. Dawkins subsequently played nine seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the San Antonio Spurs (1986–1989), Philadelphia 76ers (1989–1994), and Detroit Pistons (1994–1995). From 1998 to 2008, he served as an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Duke.

Johnny Dawkins Age | How Old Is Johnny Dawkins

Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr.is 55 years old as of 2018. He was born on 28 September 1963, in Washington, D.C., United States

Johnny Dawkins Family | Johnny Dawkins Son

Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr family includes the following peoples below:

  • Aubrey Dawkins
    Son
  • Tracy Dawkins
    Spouse
  • Jillian Dawkins
    Daughter
  • Blair Dawkins
    Son
  • Sean Dawkins
    Son

Johnny Dawkins Wife

Dawkins, who maintained a residence in Durham with his wife, Tracy, during his NBA career, spent the 1996-97 academic year as an administrative intern in the Duke athletic department. He also served as the radio color analyst for all Duke games on the Capitol Sports Network.

The 44-year-old Dawkins graduated from Duke in 1986 with a degree in political science. He and his wife, Tracy, reside in Bahama with their four children — Aubrey, Jillian, Blair, and Sean.

Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr. his wife name is  Tracy Dawkins

Read more about Tracy Dawkins, Johnny Dawkins’ Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know about them, down below the end of this article

Johnny Dawkins Height

He has a height of 1.88 m tall

Johnny Dawkins Image

Johnny Dawkins Photo

Johnny Dawkins Career

College

Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr. was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He played basketball at Mackin Catholic High School in Washington, D.C. before enrolling at Duke University. At Duke, he became the team’s all-time leading scorer with 2,556 points, which stood until 2006 when J. J. Redick surpassed it.

In Dawkins’ senior year at Duke, the 1985–86 season, the Duke Blue Devils attained a win-loss record of 37–3, which was an NCAA record for both games played and games won in a single season.

They reached the 1986 NCAA championship game, where they lost to Louisville, 72–69. In his senior season, Dawkins averaged 20.2 points per game and won the Naismith College Player of the Year Award, presented to the nation’s top Collegiate Basketball Player. He also served as an alternate on the 1984 United States Olympic basketball team. He graduated with a degree in political science.

His jersey number 24 was later retired. Dawkins has received a number of honors, including selection to the ACC 50th Anniversary men’s basketball team honoring the 50 greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history and being named the 78th greatest player in college basketball history by The Sporting News’s book, Legends of College Basketball, in 2002.

Johnny Dawkins NBA

In the 1986 NBA Draft, Dawkins was selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the 10th pick overall. He appeared in the 1987 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, where he finished sixth out of eight.

He ended up playing in the NBA for nine seasons, also appearing for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons. In his NBA career, he averaged 11.1 points, 5.5 assists, and 2.5 rebounds.

Where Is Johnny Dawkins | Where Is Johnny Dawkins Coaching

Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr. (born September 28, 1963) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the UCF men’s basketball team. From 2008–2016, he was the head coach of Stanford.

Johnny Dawkins Coaching career

Following his NBA career, Johnny went back to Duke University in 1996, where he worked as an administrative intern in the athletic department and was on the air as an analyst for Duke’s home basketball games. He joined the Duke coaching staff in 1998, working alongside head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He was promoted to associate head coach in charge of player development in 1999.

In April 2008, he was named head coach at Stanford University, succeeding Trent Johnson. During his time with the Cardinal, he became known as “the king of the NIT” (with crowns in 2012 and 2015). But Dawkins could not get over the hump in the NCAA tournament, with only one appearance (2014) in 8 seasons. Read also Jeff Van Gundy

On March 14, 2016, at the conclusion of his eighth season, and after a disappointing one NCAA appearance in eight seasons as head coach, Dawkins was relieved of his duties as head coach.

On March 22, 2016, Johnny was hired as head coach by the University of Central Florida. Shortly thereafter, his son, Aubrey Dawkins, transferred from Michigan to play for his father. Read also Jeff Capel III

On March 2, 2019, UCF defeated (#8 AP Poll/#6 Coaches Poll) Houston at Fertitta Center stopping the nation’s longest home winning streak at 33. With the win UCF entered the AP Poll for the first time since the 2010–11 UCF Knights spent four weeks in the poll peaking at 19.

Johnny Dawkins Net Worth 2018

Player salaries can range between $20,000 and tens of millions of dollars per year, depending on a number of statistics. Although most professional NBA players earn a salary of nearly $2 million, a few with D-league crossover contracts earn as little as $50,000.

The salary cap for NBA players is close to $100 million, although as of today nobody brings in anywhere near that much money. The top players in the league earn approximately $35 million. Outside of the National Basketball Association, annual payments can be under $20,000 per year for minor league teams.

Johnny Dawkins net worth: basketball salary distribution
So what is basketball player Johnny Dawkins’s net worth in 2018? Dawkins earned a career-high salary of around $2 million in ’96. Our estimate for Johnny Dawkins’s net worth as of 2018 is: $5 million

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Johnny Dawkins Duke

Johnny Dawkins, one of the most decorated players in Duke basketball history, is in his 11th year of coaching at his alma mater. He was promoted following the 1998-99 campaign to associate head coach.

During his 10 years as a coach at Duke, the Blue Devils have won a national championship in 2001, six ACC regular season championships, seven ACC Tournament titles, and have posted an amazing 302-54 record, 129-31 in league play.

For four consecutive seasons from 1999-2002, Duke finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in both major national polls, marking the first time that has happened in college basketball history. Duke has reached the No. 1 national ranking in eight of the 10 seasons that Dawkins has coached for the Blue Devils.

With all of these team and his own individual accomplishments, Dawkins relishes the 2001 national championship the most.

“There was a sense of fulfillment (in 2001),” said Dawkins. “When you accomplish something with a group that requires total commitment like that does, it fills you up inside and you still have that feeling. I don’t think you ever lose it. You know what it’s like to have won at the highest level.”

Dawkins leads the Duke player development efforts. The results have been impressive. Nine Blue Devils have been NBA lottery picks and one of his pupils, Elton Brand, was named Co-NBA Rookie of the Year. He played an integral role in the development of Duke’s latest NBA first-round selections, Shelden Williams, who was selected fifth overall, and J.J. Redick, who was selected 11th overall, in 2006.

Other first-rounders under Dawkins’ guidance have been Roshown McLeod (20th overall in 1998), Brand (first in 1999), Trajan Langdon (11th in 1999), Corey Maggette (13th in 1999), William Avery (14th in 1999), Shane Battier (sixth in 2001), Jason Williams (second in 2002), Mike Dunleavy (third in 2002), Dahntay Jones (20th in 2003) and Luol Deng (seventh in 2004).

In addition, Duke has had four National Players of the Year — Brand in 1999, Battier in 2001, Williams in 2001 and 2002 and Redick in 2005 and 2006 — and 13 All-Americas during Dawkins’ tenure on the Blue Devil coaching staff.

“Coach Dawkins was like a father figure to me,” said former Duke guard Sean Dockery. “He talked to us about everything and helped with situations on and off the court. From a coaching view, he helped us with everything and he also got us on the punishment side when we are doing things wrong. He is just a great guy.”

Dawkins added to his coaching resume in 2006 when he was named the Player Personnel Director for the USA Basketball Senior National Team (2006-08). In his first competition with the program, Dawkins helped a team that included former Duke standouts Elton Brand and Shane Battier to an 8-1 record and a bronze medal finish at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.

As a player, Dawkins finished his Duke career in 1986 as the school’s all-time leading scorer and held that honor until Feb. 19, 2006, when Redick scored 30 points in a home win over Miami to surpass his mark of 2,556 points. Prior to the 2002-03 season, Dawkins was named as one of the 50 greatest players in ACC history by the league office.

The Sporting News named Dawkins the 78th greatest player in college basketball history in its Legends of College Basketball book released in 2002. It was Dawkins’ class that helped Duke land a spot among the nation’s elite programs.

After suffering through an 11-17 freshman season when he was named Freshman All-America, Dawkins led Duke to an 84-21 record over his last three seasons. A native of Washington, D.C., Dawkins was a part of three NCAA Tournament squads.

During his senior year as team captain, the Blue Devils played an NCAA record 40 games, won an NCAA record 37 contests and recorded a single-season school record 21-game winning streak (that streak has since been broken).

That squad went on to win the ACC regular season championship, the ACC Tournament title, and advance to the NCAA Final Four where the Blue Devils lost to Louisville in the National Championship game in Dallas.

Dawkins set school records for most field goals in a season with 331 in 1986 and most field goals in a career with 1,026. He scored in double figures in a school-record 129 career games, all but four of the contests he played in at Duke. Dawkins led the Blue Devils in scoring all four years of his career, recording the fourth-highest season point figure in school history with 809 in 1986.

In addition, he held Duke career standards for points in ACC regular season action (1,073) and points scored in Cameron Indoor Stadium (1,125), until the 2005-06 season when Redick surpassed both marks. The team leader in assists as a freshman, he ranks sixth in career assists with 555.

An alternate on the 1984 USA Olympic basketball team, Dawkins was a two-time first team All-ACC performer in 1985 and 1986 as well as the school’s first consensus two-time, first-team All-America. He added ACC Tournament MVP and National Player of the Year accolades as a senior.

A 1986 first-round draft selection (10th pick overall) by San Antonio, Dawkins saw action in nine NBA seasons with the Spurs, 76ers, and Pistons.

Upon his retirement from the NBA, he was inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame in September 1996. His jersey number 24 was retired by the school.

Tracy Dawkins, Johnny Dawkins’ Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Duke Media Guide 2006-07Tracy Dawkins (left) and Johnny Dawkins (right)

very year in the NCAA Tournament, players, coaches and personalities cross paths to show how small the college basketball world is. When No. 1 overall seed Duke plays No. 9 Central Florida Sunday (5:15 p.m. EST, CBS) in Columbia (S.C.), it’ll be a reunion of sorts for Knights’ head coach Johnny Dawkins and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski.

Dawkins, the Naismith Player of the Year as a Blue Devils guard in 1986, assisted Coach K from 1998-2008 before taking over Stanford. He also brings along his son Aubrey, a star guard for UCF, to try to upset mighty Duke.

Naturally, Dawkins’ wife Tracy also has a long history with Duke. Here’s what you need to know about the woman behind the UCF head coach.

1. Tracy Played a Big Role in Securing Former Duke Guard Nolan Smith’s Commitment

Nolan Smith was a point guard at Duke from 2007-11, leading the Blue Devils to the 2010 NCAA title and earning consensus first-team All-American honors in 2011. It turns out Tracy Dawkins helped guide Smith to Durham.

In an article by ESPN’s Heather Dinich in 2008, she writes about Johnny and Tracy filled a mentorship role for Nolan after his father Derek passed away in 1996. Johnny and Derek played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the early 90s.

“(Johnny’s) role is definitely like a father figure here, and at the same time a coach and somebody who’s pushing me,” said Smith to Dinich. “He’s known my dad, my family for a long time.

Me choosing Duke, I felt coming here I’d have that father figure I didn’t have growing up as a basketball player — you know, going to the gym with your dad, shooting around with your pops — that’s the experience I always wanted. Now I’m here with Coach Dawkins, I feel that love from him. I’m in a great place.”

Tracy, in particular, grew close with Smith’s mother Monica. She helped her friend get Nolan to various basketball events on time.

Because the Smiths and the Dawkinses were so close (Monica and Johnny Dawkins’ wife, Tracy, remain best friends), it was practically inevitable that Nolan wound up at Duke’s basketball camp as a middle schooler. Tracy Dawkins would make sure he had his alarm clock and blankets for camp and would drive him there.

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Smith in the 2011 first-round. After a short career, he is now the director of basketball operations for, you guessed it…Duke.

2. Johnny Once Joked That Tracy Usually Sides With Her Son Aubrey

Aubrey Dawkins didn’t always play for his father at UCF. As a 3-star recruit out of Palo Alto (Calif.), the younger Dawkins didn’t even receive a Stanford offer when dad was leading the Cardinal.

Dawkins eventually enrolled at Michigan. After two years, he transferred to UCF. Johnny became the Knights head coach after an acrimonious departure with Stanford in 2016.

Now father and son are coach and player, as well. Aubrey acknowledges that his dad doesn’t take it easy on him in an article with NCAA.com.

“I know where her loyalty lies, and it’s not with me,” Johnny said. “I’ve been on the couch a few times already.”

Aubrey averages over 16 points a game for UCF this season.

3. At the End of the Day, Though, The Family Loves Being Reunited in Orlando

With Johnny and Aubrey reunited with Tracy in Orlando, the Dawkins family is a tight-knit unit. It’s even led to other family members coming home, partly due to Tracy’s cooking prowess. Per an article from Sports Link:

Dawkins and his wife Tracy have 4 children overall. Aubrey Dawkins (20), and then the oldest Blair (24), Sean (23), Jillian (22).

4. Tracy Thinks Johnny is a Bit of a Neat-Nick

In a profile on Johnny during the beginning of his career at Stanford, Tracy mentioned that her husband is incredibly detail-oriented, and a bit of a neat-nick.

“Everything that pertains to him is neat, very precise. Everything has its place,” said Tracy to SF Gate in 2008. “He says if you’re not five minutes early, you’re late.”

5. At One Point, the Dawkins Lived in Bahama

According to the Duke Media Guide in 2006-07, the family resided in Bahama, a suburb just north of Durham.

The 43-year-old Dawkins graduated from Duke in 1986 with a degree in political science. He and his wife, Tracy, reside in Bahama with their four children — Aubrey, Jillian, Blair, and Sean.

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Watch: UCF Coach Johnny Dawkins Comforts Team After Heartbreaking Loss to Duke

UCF battled Duke within one point on Sunday night as the Blue Devils escaped with a 77-76 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tacko Fall and the Knights held a 74-70 lead with two minutes remaining, but couldn’t close the door on Zion Williamson and Co.

Knights head coach Johnny Dawkins addressed his team in UCF’s locker room postgame. After a heartbreaking defeat, Dawkins provided some words of wisdom, comforting his team after a valiant effort.

“We end in tears. That’s because we invested so much in each other,” Dawkins told the Knights. “I love you guys. It’s been amazing coaching this group, and for us, we got a lot of good memories, we accomplished a lot of amazing things this year.”

UCF battled Duke within one point on Sunday night as the Blue Devils escaped with a 77-76 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tacko Fall and the Knights held a 74-70 lead with two minutes remaining, but couldn’t close the door on Zion Williamson and Co.

Knights head coach Johnny Dawkins addressed his team in UCF’s locker room postgame. After a heartbreaking defeat, Dawkins provided some words of wisdom, comforting his team after a valiant effort.

“We end in tears. That’s because we invested so much in each other,” Dawkins told the Knights. “I love you guys. It’s been amazing coaching this group, and for us, we got a lot of good memories, we accomplished a lot of amazing things this year.”

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Published: March 25, 2019