Jim Larrañaga

Jim Larrañaga (born October 2, 1949)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Miami Hurricanes
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
American International record: 27-26 (.509)
Bowling Green record: 170-144 (.541)
George Mason record: 273-164 (.625)
Miami (FL) record: 270-166 (.619)
Overall record^: 740-500 (.597)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-present Miami (FL)
1997-2011 George Mason
1986-1997 Bowling Green
1979-1986 Virginia (asst)
1977-1979 American International
1971-1976 Davidson (asst)

Jim Larrañaga Facts

  • James Joseph Larrañaga
  • Born October 2, 1949
  • Hometown: The Bronx, New York
  • Alma Mater: Providence College (BS, 1971)
  • Grew up in the Bronx and attended Archbishop Molloy HS in Queens, where he played for legendary head coach Jack Curran
  • Started his coaching career in 1971, spending five seasons as an assistant at Davidson – first under Terry Holland and then Robert Brickels
  • Was head coach at Division II American International (MA) for two seasons, compiling an overall record of 27-26
  • Returned to Division I in 1979 as one of Holland’s assistants at Virginia, staying there for seven seasons
  • Spent eleven seasons as the head coach at Bowling Green, leading the Falcons to three NITs
  • Moved on to George Mason in 1997, where he would serve as head coach for the next fourteen seasons
  • Hired in April 2011 to become the new head coach of the Miami Hurricanes
    • Won the ACC regular season and Tournament titles in year two and went to two Sweet Sixteens in his first five seasons; took the Hurricanes to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history in 2022
    • Claimed another ACC regular season co-championship in 2023 following a 24-6 (15-5 ACC) campaign
    • Has been to the NCAA Tournament six times with the Hurricanes; the program overall has only been 12 times
      • In 2023, 17 years to the day after his trip there with Mason, Larrañaga led the 5-seed Hurricanes to their first-ever NCAA Final Four
  • Along with his wife, Liz, has two sons and four grandchildren

Jim Larrañaga Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the Division I and Division II levels