Mike Jeffers

Coach • Inducted 2011

Mike Jeffers

Mike Jeffers was officially named the fifth head coach in JCCC men’s basketball history in June 1991, and in the 20 season that have followed, he has painted his name across the record books. He ranks as the program’s all-time wins leader and ranks among the top two in Kansas Jayhawk Conference history. He took over the top spot on JCCC’s career wins list with win no. 147 on Dec 3, 2000.  Jeffers enters his 27th season in 2017-18 with a mark of 426-364

In his 26 years at JCCC, Jeffers has led the men’s basketball program to nine 20-win campaigns, including a school record 30 wins in 2000-01 and the fourth-best season with 26 wins in 2008-09 and 2016-17. The 2000-01 and 2008-09 seasons ended with Jeffers’ teams cutting down the nets as the NJCAA Division II National Champions. The 2016-17 team finished eighth at the NJCAA D-II Tournament.

Jeffers has also won seven regional championships, and his teams have appeared in the regional title game 13 times, including 12 straight years from 2000 to 2011. He has earned the Region VI D-II coach of the Year seven times, and was the East Jayhawk Coach of the Year in 1994. He also has been selected the NJCAA D-II and KBCA Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2009 and was the NABC National Coach of the Year in 2009. In 2010 Jeffers received the Georgia Retired Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jeffers hard work and diligent recruiting has been rewarded by producing 74 players who eventually went on to sign upper-division scholarships. Fifty-nine of those players have come during his career at JCCC. Also during his tenure as the Cavaliers coach, 48 of his players have been selected as all-conference performers. He also has had 54 All-Region VI selections, six national All-Tournament selections, two National Tournament MVPs, one conference player of the year, the 2001 and 2009 NJCAA D-II Player of the Year and one NABC State Farm National Player of the Year selection. Also, 11 of his players have garnered 13 NJCAA All-America honors, including three first-team selections, and three of his players have earned induction into the JCCC Athletics Hall of Fame.