Jim Ferry

Jim Ferry (born July 9, 1967)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: UMBC Retrievers
Current conference: America East Conference
LIU Brooklyn record: 150-149 (.502)
Duquesne record: 60-97 (.382)
Penn State record: 11-14 (.440)
UMBC record: 18-14 (.563)
Overall record^: 343-293 (.539)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2011, 2012)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2016)
  • NEC Regular Season Champion:  2  (2011, 2012)
  • NEC Tournament Champion:  2  (2011, 2012)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present UMBC
2020-2021 Penn State (interim HC)
2017-2020 Penn State (asst)
2012-2017 Duquesne
2002-2012 LIU Brooklyn
1999-2002 Adelphi
1998-1999 Plymouth State
1991-1998 Bentley (asst)
1990-1991 Keene State (asst)

Jim Ferry Facts

  • Jim Ferry
  • Born July 9, 1967
  • Hometown: Elmont, New York
  • Alma Mater: Keene State College (BA, 1990)
  • Went 22-8 in one season as head coach at Division III Plymouth State (NH)
  • Spent three seasons as the head coach at Division II Adelphi (NY), compiling an impressive 82-11 overall record
  • Won 150 games in ten seasons as the head coach at LIU Brooklyn
    • Improved from a 9-19 record to two straight 25+ win seasons and NCAA berths by the end of his tenure
  • Hired in 2012 as the head coach at Duquesne, coaching the Dukes for five seasons
  • Joined Pat Chambers‘ staff at Penn State as an assistant coach in August 2017
  • In October 2020, Chambers resigned and Ferry was named interim head coach for 2020-21; went 11-14 and was not retained
  • Hired in April 2021 to be the new head men’s basketball coach of the UMBC Retrievers
  • Along with his wife, Victoria, has two daughters and two sons

Jim Ferry Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III levels

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