Portville Hall of Fame
Jeff Nix grew up on Deer Creek Road, in Portville, but now splits his time
between homes in Indiana and New York City. He had a highly successful
academic and athletic career while at Portville Central School. The name “Jeff
Nix” and basketball are synonymous not only in Portville, but in New York
City, as well.
Jeff graduated Portville Central School in 1976 and then earned a bachelor’s
degree from Canisius College, where he was a member of the basketball team.
After a career-ending knee injury, he went on to serve as an assistant coach at
Canisius from 1979 through 1981. In 1981, he took a position as assistant
basketball coach at St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania, where he
coached until 1984. He then moved on to being an assistant coach at Loyola
College in Baltimore, Maryland, for a year, and Xavier University in Cincinnati,
Ohio, for 2 years after that. In 1987, he was offered the prestigious position of
assistant coach to “Digger” Phelps and John MacLeod at Notre Dame. He
remained as assistant coach there for 5 years. Finally, in 1992, Jeff took a
position as assistant coach/advance scout to Coach Pat Riley and the New
York Knickerbockers! In 1994, he became assistant coach to Don Nelson and
Jeff VanGundy as well. In 1994, Jeff also married his wife, Margie. Currently,
Jeff is the Assistant General Manager of the New York Knicks and works as an
assistant to the President and General Manager, Scott Layden.
Jeff Nix has helped put Portville “on the map,” and he is an example of what
lots of hard work and dedication will get you in life!
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Portville, New York
|PCS Wall of Fame Class of 2003 Inductee