Jerry Drymon is in his fifth year as the Clarke University head men's basketball coach. A native of Springville, Iowa, Drymon came to Clarke from Southwestern Community College of Creston, Iowa, where he served four years as the head men's basketball coach. At Southwestern, Drymon turned a program that had not had a winning season in six years into a winner. His 2006-07 squad featured three All-Region selections and finished 18-13 overall, marking the program's first winning season since 2000-01. In his final two years at Southwestern, Drymon guided the Spartans to their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1999 and 2000. The 2007-08 Spartans were ranked as high as 12th in the nation.
Drymon coached six All-Region performers and two preseason All-Americans at Southwestern.
Drymon played collegiate basketball at Mount Mercy College, where he earned third-team NAIA All-American honors following his senior season in 1997. The Midwest Classic Conference Player of the Year, Drymon averaged nearly 20 points per game and ranked sixth nationally in rebounding (12 rpg).
Drymon was also a member of the Mustangs' 1996 MCC championship team that finished 29-6 overall and advanced to the NAIA Sweet 16.
Drymon was the men's varsity assistant basketball coach at Mount Mercy from 1997 to 2004. During that period, Mount Mercy featured numerous All-Conference performers and had three nationally ranked teams. He was also the head junior varsity coach during his last four years at the college.
A 2005 inductee into the Mount Mercy Hall of Fame, Drymon ranks second in career blocked shots (109), third in career rebounding (841) and tenth in career scoring (1,244). He still owns the school's single-game record for rebounds in a game (25).
Drymon received his bachelor of business administration degree in management and marketing from Mount Mercy College, and his master of business administration degree with an emphasis in sports management from Columbia Southern University.
Jerry and his wife, Kari, have three children, Shae, Avery and Gabrielle.