Jim Platt

Jim Platt (born March 1, 1952)

Teams coached: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans, Charleston Southern Buccaneers
Little Rock record: 55-60 (.478)
Charleston Southern record: 55-89 (.382)
Overall record: 110-149 (.425)

Career Accomplishments:

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


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-2022 Tulsa (DPD)
2012-2016 Saint Louis (asst)
2011-2012 Liberty (DBO)
2010-2011 Bradley (asst)
2005-2010 Army (asst)
2000-2005 Charleston Southern
1997-2000 Florida State (asst)
1995-1997 Tulsa (asst)
1990-1994 Arkansas-Little Rock
1984-1990 DePaul (asst)
1978-1984 Illinois State (asst)

Jim Platt Facts

  • Jim Platt
  • Born March 1, 1952
  • Hometown: Aurora, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: Concordia University Chicago (BA, 1973)
  • A standout baseball and basketball player at Concordia Chicago, Platt is a member of the school’s athletic HOF
  • Started his career with a five-year stint as head coach at Luther North HS on Chicago’s Northwest side (1973-78)
  • Moved up to the college ranks, spending six years each at Illinois State (under Bob Donewald) and DePaul (under Joey Meyer)
    • During this time, Platt was part of seven NCAA Tournaments, two NITs and one MVC title
  • Became a head coach in 1990, leading the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans to a 55-60 record in four seasons at the helm
    • Went 17-13 in his second year but dropped below .500 in his fourth year and was not brought back after the season
  • Went back to being an assistant, spending five seasons on Steve Robinson‘s staff (two at Tulsa and three at Florida State)
  • Got another head coaching opportunity in 2000, taking over the Charleston Southern program
    • Went 55-89 over five seasons; named 2001 Big South COY in his first year after doubling the team’s league wins from the year prior
  • Joined Jim Crews‘ staff at Army in 2005, working with the Black Knights for the next five seasons
  • Spent one year each at Bradley (under Jim Les) and Liberty (under Dale Layer) before reuniting with Crews in 2012 at Saint Louis
    • Was at SLU for four years, including the Billikens back-to-back A-10 titles and NCAA Tournament berths in 2013 and 2014
  • Returned to Tulsa in 2016, spending six seasons as Director of Player Development (DPD) on Frank Haith‘s staff

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