Jim Baron

Jim Baron (born March 20, 1954)

Teams coached: Saint Francis Red Flash, St. Bonaventure Bonnies, Rhode Island Rams, Canisius Golden Griffins
Saint Francis record: 74-71 (.510)
St. Bonaventure record: 132-131 (.502)
Rhode Island record: 183-167 (.523)
Canisius record: 73-61 (.545)
Overall record: 462-430 (.518)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1991, 2000)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  8  (1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2011)
  • CIT Appearances:  3  (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • NEC Regular Season Champion:  1  (1991)
  • NEC Tournament Champion:  1  (1991)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2012-2016 Canisius
2001-2012 Rhode Island
1992-2001 St. Bonaventure
1987-1992 Saint Francis
1981-1987 Notre Dame (asst)
1980-1981 St. Bonaventure (asst)
1979-1980 Loyola (MD) (asst)
1978-1979 Rochester (asst)

Jim Baron Facts

  • James Edward Baron
  • Born March 20, 1954
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
  • Alma Mater: St. Bonaventure University (BA, 1977)
  • Played four seasons for the Bonnies under head coach Jim Satalin and returned for one season as one of Satalin’s assistants
    • Also worked as an assistant to Gary Dicovitsky at Loyola (MD) and for six seasons under Digger Phelps at Notre Dame
  • Won 74 games in five seasons as head coach at Saint Francis, highlighted by a NEC title and NCAA Tournament berth in 1991
  • Spent twenty years as a head coach in the Atlantic 10, nine at St. Bonaventure and eleven at Rhode Island
    • Took the Bonnies to one NCAA and three NITs and the Rams to five NITs and one CBI
    • His four A-10 Coach of the Year awards is second only to legendary Temple head coach John Chaney
  • Was the head coach at Canisius for four seasons, going to the CIT in each of the first three, before announcing his retirement in May 2016
  • Inducted into the St. Bonaventure Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009
  • Along with his wife, Cindy, has two sons, both of whom had professional basketball careers

Jim Baron Coaching Tree

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