Jeff Newton Biography – Iowa Wolves Head Coach

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Jeff Newton Bio

Jeff Newton(R) was appointed as the head coach of Iowa Wolves in 2021. Image Source: Jeff Newton's Twitter.

  • Birth Name Jeff Newton
  • Birth Place Barrington, Rhodes Island, Massachusetts, USA
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Basketball Coach
  • Relationship Status Not Confirmed
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Hair Color Brown
  • Education Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management
  • Twitter

Jeff Newton is the current head coach for the Iowa Wolves who started his career as a basketball scout for the NBA team Charlotte Hornets. With no playing experience, Newton came into the scenes when he was announced as the head coach for the G League team.

The Iowa coach started his coaching career as a youth and player development coach. He has also worked as an assistant coach before landing the role of the head coach, where he has helped Iowa climb into the top half of the G League table.

With so little information about the coach, many people are curious to learn about how he settled in the basketball world without any playing background. So, let’s discuss more about Newton’s career, family, and net worth in this article.

Started As A Scouting Intern

The details about Jeff’s birthdate are unknown to the public as he has not revealed anything about it. Likewise, the information about his parents is scarce as well. However, he is a native of Barrington, Rhode Island, in Massachusetts.

Newton is very private about his personal affairs and only uses Twitter. On his account, the coach shares about the game and what it’s like to be a head coach of the G League team. Moreover, he uses the platform to promote young and talented players and his other interests.

Jeff Newton's Family
Jeff Newton isn’t active much on social media except for Twitter. Image Source: Iowa Wolves’ Twitter.

The NBA G League coach went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to get his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. He graduated from college in 2014 and began working as an assistant video coordinator. However, he was already working as a basketball operations intern while doing the sports management course at university.

The Iowa head coach was promoted to personnel scout before going back to work in the video department again for over two and a half years. Furthermore, Jeff started to concentrate more on the technical side of the game with another NBA team Sacramento Kings. As a video coordinator, he helped the scouts develop young players with brilliant skillsets from 2016 to early 2019.

Jeff competes with the likes of Jason Terry, Tom Hankins, Adam Caporn, among others.

Jeff Newton Net Worth And Career

With a career stretching over a decade, Jeff certainly has amassed a fortune from his profession. From a scout to the head coach, the coach’s journey has been consistently fruitful. So, Jeff Newton’s net worth primarily consists of his earnings as a basketball coach.

However, Newton has not revealed anything about his income to the public. But, one can assume that he earns well from his head coach position. Since an NBA head coach can earn an average of $3 million, one can also expect that Jeff Newton’s salary might also be of a considerable sum. Moreover, he must have earned a reasonable amount of money as an assistant coach in the league.

Also, according to ZipRecruiter, a scout can earn $41,815 a year on average. So, we can assume that Jeff might have made a significant amount when he worked as a scout.

Furthermore, Newton started getting recognized for his knowledge of young players and how they can be groomed to play on the big stage. He was first appointed by another NBA team Minnesota Timberwolves, to work as the offensive associate and player development coach, where he massively excelled. Now, let’s take a look at the teams Jeff has managed:

Year Role Team
2012-13 Basketball Operations Intern Charlotte Hornets
2014-2017 Assistant Video Coordinator Houston Rockets
2017-18 Assistant Coach Sacramento Kings
2019-21 Player Development Coach Minnesota Timberwolves
2021-Present Head Coach Iowa Wolves

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The Massachusetts native started showing signs of a good coach recognizing the playing patterns of young players. Jeff also served as the assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings before finally landing the role of the head coach for the Iowa Wolves. Wolves are the affiliate team of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Thus, Jeff Newton’s net worth must have undoubtedly increased after all these roles.

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Is Jeff Newton Single?

Well, many fans are curious to know if Jeff is dating anyone. However, he has not uploaded any pictures with his lover on social media. With his focus mainly on the G League, very little is known about Jeff Newton’s wife/girlfriend.

Newton looks pretty private about his love life as he doesn’t share anything about his beau on his only social media handle, Twitter. Going through his account, he enjoys the sporting side of things and mostly shares videos and photos of basketball players. So, perhaps he is single, or he is just being secretive.

Jeff has been doing an excellent job as a head coach. Having only started in 2021, he has managed quite well to adapt to the competitive G League. Let’s hope he can win many titles as the head coach and keep bringing out the best in his players.