Jonathan Tsipis

Jonathan Peter Tsipis (born November 7, 1972)[1] is the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers women's basketball team.[2] He was previously the head coach of the George Washington University women's basketball team,[3] where he had an overall record of 92–38 in four years. During the 2014–15 season he led George Washington to an overall record of 29–4 and A10 regular season and tournament championships. He was named the A10 Coach of the Year at the end of the 2014-2015 regular season. The team made the 2015 and 2016 NCAA tournaments.

Jonathan Tsipis
Current position
TitleHead coach
ConferenceBig Ten
Record38–62 (.380)
Biographical details
Born (1972-11-07) November 7, 1972
Cleveland, Ohio
Alma materNorth Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996–1999Cornell (Men's asst.)
1999–2000Le Moyne (Men's asst.)
2000–2002Elon (Men's asst.)
2003–2012Notre Dame (Women's assoc.)
2012–2016George Washington
Head coaching record
Overall130–100 (.565)

Prior to becoming the head coach at George Washington University he was an assistant coach, and then associate head coach, for the Notre Dame women's basketball team. During his time there the team went 228–77 (.748) and reached the NCAA tournament every year, highlighted by three Sweet Sixteens (2004, 2008, 2010) and two National Championship games (2011, 2012).

On March 23, 2016, Tsipis was introduced as the seventh head coach in Wisconsin women's basketball history. He signed a five-year contract through 2021. In the first-year of the contract, he was paid $633,000. He was paid $625,000 in 2017–18 and will be paid $650,000 for the remaining duration of the contract. His contract has been extended after each season.[4].

Tsipis signed one recruit after the conclusion of his first year as head coach at Wisconsin, Niya Beverley[5]. His recruiting class for the 2018-2019 season featured three-top 100 players and was one of the highest ranked classes in program history[6], with another top 100 player transferring to Wisconsin[7].

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
George Washington Colonials (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2012–2016)
2012–13 George Washington 14–167–7T–7th
2013–14 George Washington 23–1111–5T–2ndWNIT Third Round
2014–15 George Washington 29–415–11stNCAA First Round
2015–16 George Washington 26–713–3T–1stNCAA First Round
George Washington: 92–38 (.708)46–16 (.742)
Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten Conference) (2016–present)
2016–17 Wisconsin 9–223–13T–11th
2017–18 Wisconsin 9–212–1413th
2018–19 Wisconsin 15–184–1413th
2019–20 Wisconsin 5–10–0
Wisconsin: 38–62 (.380)9–41 (.180)
Total:130–100 (.565)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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