Jim Boeheim

Jim Boeheim (born November 17, 1944)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Syracuse Orange
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Syracuse record: 998-426 (.701) **
Overall record: 998-426 (.701) **

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  1  (2003)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  31  (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021) **
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  18  (1977, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2018) **
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four: (1987, 1996, 2003, 2013, 2016)
  • NIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1981)
  • NIT Appearances:  6  (1981, 1982, 1997, 2002, 2008, 2017) **
  • ACC Regular Season Champion0
  • Big East Regular Season Champion:  9  (1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2010) **
  • ACC Tournament Champion0
  • Big East Tournament Champion:  4  (1981, 1988, 1992, 2005) **

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1976-present Syracuse
1969-1976 Syracuse (asst)

Jim Boeheim Facts

  • James Arthur Boeheim
  • Born November 17, 1944
  • Hometown: Lyons, New York
  • Alma Mater: Syracuse University (1966)
  • After graduating from Lyons Central HS (NY), played for three seasons at Syracuse under head coach Fred Lewis
  • Was named team captain for his senior season of 1965-66 and helped lead the Orange to the 1966 NCAA Tournament
  • Entire coaching career has been at Syracuse, starting with a 7-year run as a GA and full-time assistant to Roy Danforth
    • Took over as the head coach in 1976 when Danforth left for Tulane and has been at the head of the program ever since
    • Was influential in the formation and subsequent popularity and success of the Big East Conference from 1979-2013, when the conference underwent major changes and Syracuse left for the ACC
    • Won nine Big East regular season titles and four Big East Tournament championships
    • Has led the Orange to 28 NCAA Tournaments, five Final Fours and won the NCAA National Championship in 2003
      • Boeheim’s teams have also been to 6 NITs and finished as the Runner-up in 1981
  • Was an assistant coach under Mike Krzyzewski with Team USA for three straight Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012 & 2016)
  • Trails only Krzyzewski and Bob Knight in terms of total Division I coaching wins, though his total was hampered in 2015 with the announcement that 105 of his wins from 2004-07/2010-12 would be vacated due to NCAA violations
    • The 105 wins are the third highest total ever vacated by a program and came with a nine-game suspension for Boeheim, which he served at the start of the 2015-16 season
    • Boeheim has only missed the postseason twice while at Syracuse, both times due to NCAA ineligibility (1993 and 2015)
  • Along with his wife, Juli, has three children; he also has a daughter, Elizabeth

Jim Boeheim Coaching Tree

  • Frank Hamblen (Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jason Hart (G League Ignite)
  • Scott Hicks (Loyola MD, Albany)
  • Mike Hopkins (Washington)
  • Brendan Malone (Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, Rhode Island)
  • Wayne Morgan (Iowa State, Long Beach State)
  • Rob Murphy (Eastern Michigan)
  • Tim O’Toole (Fairfield)
  • Louis Orr (Bowling Green, Seton Hall, Siena)
  • David Patrick (Sacramento State, UC Riverside)
  • Rick Pitino (Iona, Louisville, Kentucky, Providence, Boston U, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks)
  • Tim Welsh (Providence, Iona)
  • Ralph Willard (Holy Cross, Pittsburgh, Western Kentucky)

 

** Listed records and accomplishments do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA

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