JASON ZIMMERMAN – EMORY UNIVERSITY (GA) MEN’S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH – EPISODE 173

Jason Zimmerman

Jason Zimmerman was named the fourth head coach in the history of Emory men’s basketball in April of 2007.  In his 12 years of calling the shots for the Eagles, Zimmerman has compiled won-lost record of 214-103.   After going 17-33 his first two years at Emory, Zimmerman has compiled a won-lost slate of 197-70 (.737) since the 2009-10 season.  Over the last 10 seasons, Zimmerman has guided Emory to six of the program’s seven campaigns of 20 or more wins. Emory has finished third or higher in the University Athletic Association standings in each of the past 10 years and has won league titles in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2019.  From 2013 through 2018 Emory held the distinction of being the lone D-III program to have won at least one game in the NCAA Tournament. 

A native of Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmerman came to the Emory program having spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach at the Division I level.  He spent the 2003-04 through 2006-07 seasons as an assistant at the University of Evansville under Steve Merfeld.  Jason coached for seven seasons on the Davidson staff, where he worked for his college coach, Bob McKillop, from 1996-97 through 2002-03. 

As a player Zimmerman was a four-year letterwinner at Davidson where he concluded his career as the school’s No. 18 all-time leading scorer with 1,260 points.  One of the top players in the Southern Conference, he  finished fourth in career free throw percentage and seventh in career assists, and was a member of Davidson’s 1994 NIT team.  He graduated from Davidson in 1994 and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics.

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Email – jzimme4@emory.edu

Twitter – @EmoryBasketball

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