Jim Haller

Jim Haller

Teams coached: Baylor Bears
Baylor record: 102-130 (.440)
Overall record: 102-130 (.440)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1977-1985 Baylor
1973-1977 Baylor (asst)
1972-1973 McLennan CC

Jim Haller Facts

  • Jim Haller
  • Hometown: Dallas, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Sam Houston State University (BA, 1967)
  • Graduated from Thomas Jefferson HS in Dallas, then after two years at Lon Morris College (TX) played for coach Archie Porter at Sam Houston State
  • Started out coaching at the prep level with stints at McCallum HS (TX) and Austin HS (TX)
  • Spent one year as the head coach at McLennan CC in Waco, TX
  • First arrived at Baylor in 1973 as an assistant at Baylor, spending four seasons working under Carroll Dawson
    • Elevated to head coach towards the end of the 1976-77 season, following Dawson’s resignation
    • Went 102-130 overall in 7+ years at the helm, with three winning seasons; won Southwest COY in 1981
    • Resigned in 1985 amid potential NCAA violations
  • After his coaching career ended, Haller worked as a college basketball analyst for ESPN Radio and Fox Sports Radio in Texas

Jim Haller Coaching Tree

  • Shawn Scanlan (Eastern New Mexico)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only