Jon Scheyer Biography – Duke Blue Devils’ Head Coach

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Jon Scheyer Bio

Jon Scheyer was appointed as the head coach for Duke Blue Devils in 2022. Image Source: Jon Scheyer Instagram.

Jon Scheyer is a former basketball player and the head coach for the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). He was considered a brilliant scorer in his high school and held numerous records in the ACC Championship. After serving as the assistant coach for Duke, he got the call for the head coach position in 2022.

Scheyer had a promising playing career as he started with Illinois High School, where he became the fourth-leading top scorer leading his team to a state championship in 2005. After a year of attending Duke College, he was named the team’s captain. As a captain of the side, he guided his team to several tournaments and the NCAA National Championship.

With the growing popularity of NCAA basketball, many are wondering about the head coach’s personal information. So, let’s learn more about Jon Scheyer’s family, career, and net worth in this article.

Supportive Parents, Proud Of His Career

On August 24, 1987, Jonathan James Scheyer was born to American parents, Jim Scheyer and Laury Scheyer. Born in Northbrook, Illinois, he inherited his father’s Jewish roots. His parents were very supportive of Jon from an early age when he started playing basketball at nine.

Jon’s parents used to go to his almost every game and mentioned how proud they were of his every achievement. James appreciates the support of his parents, citing it brings him comfort to have familiar faces cheering for him.

Jon Scheyer's Mother
Jon Scheyer’s parents are very supportive of his basketball career. Image Source: Jon Scheyer Instagram.

Jim and Laury gave birth to three children, and Jon is the youngest child. Jon has two older sisters, Brooke Scheyer and Jenifer Scheyer. They have a great bond, and the sisters often come to his games.

Moreover, Scheyer went to Glenbrook North High School and had a great career. He helped the team to the Illinois High School Association Class AA State Basketball Championship as a junior, followed by a third-place finish in 2003. Likewise, Scheyer made it into the sophomore year as the First Team All-State.

After his successes, Jon and the Duke team were invited to the White House by the former United States President Barack Obama on May 27, 2010. Being a history major, Scheyer was very appreciative of the invitation to walk through the pictures of the US Presidents over the year.

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Jon Scheyer Net Worth And Career

With a career stretching over a decade, Jon has undoubtedly amassed a considerable sum of income. He started as an assistant coach for the Duke’s Men’s Basketball Team in 2013 and has worked as a coach for almost ten years now. So, Jon Scheyer’s net worth mainly comprises his earnings as a coach.

However, Scheyer is yet to reveal the exact details. But, it’s safe to assume that the wealth of his career is calculated based on his work as an assistant coach and the head coach.

Moreover, the coach has had a successful playing career, further increasing his net worth. Jon started his professional career with the NBA G League team Rio Grande Valley Piper before a terrible eye injury halted his fast-paced career. That incident left him legally blind in one eye. After almost a year on the sidelines, he accepted a training camp invitation from Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA.

Let’s take a look at some of Jon Scheyer’s playing stats:

Season Team Points
2008-09 Duke Blue Devils (NCAA) 14.9
2009-10 Duke Blue Devils (NCAA) 18
2010-11 Rio Grande Valley Pipers (G League) 13.8
2011-12 Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Liga Aba) 3
2012-13 Herbalife Gran Canaria (Spain Liga Endesa) 5.6

Table Source: Proballers 

With all these playing and coaching projects, Jon must have amassed a significant amount of wealth. His earnings elevated massively, having played in the G League and subsequently abroad. Likewise, an NBA coach can earn an average of $3 million per year. So, we can assume that Jon Scheyer’s salary too might be of a grand sum.

Furthermore, Scheyer has won many awards, including two times Gatorade Player of the Year, two times Illinois Player of the Year, and ACC Tournament MVP, which has massively added to his income. So, Jon Scheyer’s net worth must be a considerable amount.

Jeff Newton is another head coach with a massive net worth.

Happily Married With Two Children

James is happily married to his beautiful wife, Marcelle Provencial. The details about how the pair met are undisclosed, but their wedding was in May 2017. Unfortunately, Jon Scheyer’s wife of almost five years is very secretive and does not share much about her personal life.

Scheyer usually posts pictures of his two children on his Instagram. Jon Scheyer’s spouse Marcelle gave birth to their first child in January 2018, a daughter named Noa Scheyer. Likewise, they had a son Jett Scheyer in August 2019. Jon announced on his Twitter in December 2021 that they are expecting a third child.


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With such a successful career, Jon and his family must be living a comfortable life. Despite suffering from a life-changing eye injury that made him blind in one eye, he bounced back superbly. So, let’s hope he can continue doing that and win more trophies as a young head coach.