Kirk Speraw

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Kirk Speraw

Kirk Speraw and "Kirk's Jerks"
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleAssistant Coach
TeamIowa
Biographical details
Born(1956-08-21) August 21, 1956 (age 56)
Sioux City, Iowa
Playing career
1975–1979Iowa
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979–1980
1980–1982
1982–1987
1987–1990
1990–1993
1993–2010
2010-present
Iowa (asst.)
Denver (asst.)
Florida Southern (asst.)
Pensacola JC
Florida (asst.)
UCF
Iowa (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall247–233 (.515)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
A-Sun Tournament Championship (1994, 1996, 2004, 2005)
A-Sun Regular Season Championship (2005)
Awards
C-USA Coach of the Year (2007)
 
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Kirk Speraw

Kirk Speraw and "Kirk's Jerks"
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleAssistant Coach
TeamIowa
Biographical details
Born(1956-08-21) August 21, 1956 (age 56)
Sioux City, Iowa
Playing career
1975–1979Iowa
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979–1980
1980–1982
1982–1987
1987–1990
1990–1993
1993–2010
2010-present
Iowa (asst.)
Denver (asst.)
Florida Southern (asst.)
Pensacola JC
Florida (asst.)
UCF
Iowa (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall247–233 (.515)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
A-Sun Tournament Championship (1994, 1996, 2004, 2005)
A-Sun Regular Season Championship (2005)
Awards
C-USA Coach of the Year (2007)

Kirk Speraw is an American basketball coach and former player. He is currently an assistant basketball coach for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, under Head Coach Fran McCaffery. Speraw previously served as the head coach for the men's basketball team at the University of Central Florida, from 1993 to 2010. Speraw took the Knights to four NCAA tournament appearances.

Kirk Speraw was named the 2006–07 Conference USA Coach of the Year on March 7, 2007. Speraw's first name was the inspiration for the formation of a UCF Basketball fan support group (Kirk's Jerks). Along with 2009, 2nd round draft pick (34th overall) shooting guard Jermaine Taylor, Andrew DeClercq (Florida '95) and Mark Jones (UCF '98) are the two former NBA players that Speraw has coached, with dozens playing professionally around the globe. Kirk also coached current NBA players Joey Graham and Steven Graham, who played at UCF for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State University.

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Personal

The Sioux City, Iowa native played at the University of Iowa under coach Lute Olson. He also has an M.B.A. from the University of Denver. He was a member of the 1978–79 team that won the Big Ten title.

College coaching career

The Knights have reached the NCAA Tournament four times in program history ('94, '96, '04, '05), all under the guidance of Kirk Speraw.

Head coaching record

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
UCF (Atlantic Sun Conference) (1993–2005)
1993–1994UCF21–911–52ndNCAA 1st Round
1994–1995UCF11–167–9T–5th
1995–1996UCF11–196–10T–3rd (East)NCAA 1st Round
1996–1997UCF7–194–126th (East)
1997–1998UCF17–1111–53rd (East)
1998–1999UCF19–1013–32nd
1999–2000UCF14–1810–8T–5th
2000–2001UCF8–233–1510th
2001–2002UCF17–1212–8T–4th
2002–2003UCF21–1111–53rd (South)
2003–2004UCF25–617–32ndNCAA 1st Round
2004–2005UCF24–913–7T–1stNCAA 1st Round
UCF (Conference USA) (2005–2010)
2005–2006UCF14–157–75th
2006–2007UCF22–911–52nd
2007–2008UCF16–159–74th
2008–2009*UCF17–14*7–9*6th*
2009–2010*UCF15–17*6–10*9th*
UCF:247–233*145–128*
Total:247–233*

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

* UCF had its wins from the 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons vacated after it was ruled that there was ineligible player for the Knights.[1]

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