Jeff Jenkins enters his 17th season as head coach of the Blinn Buccaneer women’s basketball program in 2018-19.
Jenkins' 333-182 record at Blinn makes him the winningest coach in program history. In 19 total seasons as a collegiate head coach, Jenkins holds a 386-220 overall record (.637 winning percentage).
His 2012-13 squad recorded the program's best season ever, going 32-4 and reaching the Elite Eight of the NJCAA National Championships. Blinn's national tournament appearance was just the second in program history and its first since 1989. The Buccaneers' victories over Kaskaskia, Ill., and Darton, Ga., marked the first national tournament wins in program history. At season's end, Jenkins was recognized as the Region XIV Conference Coach of the Year for the third time in his career.
In 2013-14, his team finished with 28 wins and made a return trip to the national tournament. Blinn made it to the NJCAA Division I Elite Eight after beating Baton Rouge and Walters State before dropping its third game of the tournament.
In 2015-16, his team made its third appearance in four years in the national tournament and finished with 26 wins. Blinn won the Region XIV Regional Tournament in Angelina for the first time since 1988-89. Blinn beat Itawamba Community College in the first round of nationals before falling to College of Southern Idaho in the Sweet 16. Jenkins was named the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Women's Junior College Coach of the Year. Jenkins won the District L Coach of the Year for winning the regional tournament and received the Alberta Lee Cox Sportsmanship Award at the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock.
Jenkins spent three years at Paris Junior College before coming to Blinn in 2002. Prior to his arrival at Paris, the women’s basketball team had won just four games the previous season. His first season saw a 10-game turnaround, and the team finished 14-16. In his third and final season, the team finished 23-8 and broke the school record for wins in a season (the previous record was 17). His team made the Region XIV Tournament, and Jenkins was named Co-Coach of the Year in the region.
A native of Round Rock, he played his collegiate basketball at Midwestern State University and Howard Payne University. He was named team captain at Howard Payne during his junior and senior seasons, and was named to the all-conference academic team both seasons. During his senior season, the team won the TIAA Conference and was invited to the NAIA II National Tournament.
Jenkins began his coaching career in 1995 at Midwestern State University, where he worked for two seasons under former Blinn coach Wayne Williams. In 1997, he was named full-time assistant coach at Midwestern State, working under Jennifer Fasnacht-Hull, a former player and assistant coach at Blinn College.
Jenkins earned his bachelor’s in sport and exercise science from Howard Payne University and his master’s in physical education from Midwestern State University.
Jenkins and his wife, Tiffany, have three daughters, Allyson, Lindy and Rhyan. He enjoys spending his free time with Tiffany in supporting their three daughters in extracurricular activities.