Jim Haney

Jim Haney (born c. 1949)

Teams coached: Oregon Ducks
Oregon record: 53-82 (.393)
Overall record: 53-82 (.393)

Career Accomplishments:

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

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1978-1983 Oregon
1972-1978 Oregon (asst)
1971-1972 Oregon (grad. asst)

Jim Haney Facts

  • Jim Haney
  • Born c. 1949
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania
  • Alma Mater: University of Pennsylvania (BS, 1971)
  • Graduated from Mt. Lebanon HS outside of Pittsburgh then played for Dick Harter and the Penn Quakers
    • Played three seasons at Penn, including the Quakers’ Elite Eight run in 1971
  • Became a graduate assistant at Oregon in 1971, where Harter had taken over as head coach
    • Elevated to assistant coach in 1972, working in that capacity for six seasons
  • Took over as head coach of the Ducks in 1978, going 53-82 over five seasons at the helm
    • Failed to finish above .500 or reach the postseason in any of those five years
  • Haney planned to be an assistant at Kansas in 1983, but instead became assistant commissioner of the Metro Conference
  • After two years, Haney was hired as the commissioner of the Missouri Valley; ran the MVC for three years (1985-88)
  • Moved back to the West Coast in 1988 to be the commissioner of the PCAA, which would become the Big West in 1992 (his final year at the helm)
  • Became the executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) in 1992
    • Haney remained in this role for 29 years, serving until his retirement in 2020

Jim Haney Coaching Tree

  • Greg Graham (Boise State, Western New Mexico)
  • Stu Jackson (Vancouver Grizzlies, Wisconsin, New York Knicks)
  • Jim O’Brien (Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Dayton, Wheeling Jesuit)