Jim Boeheim

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Jim Boeheim

(As of 9/12/06)

USA Basketball Notes:
Helped lead the USA to an 8-1 record and bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.

Helped lead the 2006 USA Senior National Team to a 5-0 record during its pre-World Championship tour.

• Named on Nov. 28, 2005, assistant coach of the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team program for 2006-2008.

Has served on seven USA coaching staffs. In the seven international/domestic competitions he has been involved in, those USA teams have compiled a 35-7 overall mark for an 83.3 winning percentage, while capturing three gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal.

Served as head coach of the 2001 USA World Championship For Young Men Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal.

Named the USA Basketball 2001 National Coach of the Year.

Served as head coach of the 2000 USA World Championship For Young Men Qualifying Team that finished 4-1 and with the silver medal.

Served as head coach of the the 1998 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that won the gold medal and finished 6-0.

Served as an assistant coach in 1990 for the USA Goodwill Games and 1990 FIBA World Championship teams. Helped lead the American collegians to a silver medal and 3-2 finish in the Goodwill Games, and to a 6-2 bronze medal placing in the Worlds.

Served as an assistant coach of the 1989 USA World University Games Team that finished 8-0 to capture the gold medal.

In 1982 he directed the U.S. Olympic Festival East team to the silver medal with a 2-2 record.

He has also been extensively involved in USA Basketball's selection committees. He currently serves as chair of 2005-2008 USA Basketball's Men's Collegiate Committee, and was a member of the 10-member committee for 2001-2004.

Collegiate Notes:
• Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2005.

Named the 2006 recipient of the John R. Wooden “Legends of Coaching” honor. He follows Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Lue Olson, Denny Crum and Jim Calhoun as the only other recipients.

Was awarded the “Spirit of Jimmy V” honorees by the V Foundation for Cancer Research at its second annual Gala held April 21 in New York City.

• In his 30 years (1976-77 through 2005-06) at the Syracuse helm, the Orange has produced only winning records.

• Has led Syracuse to postseason berths (25 NCAA, 4 NIT) in 29 of 30 seasons.

• Has pushed the Orangemen to three NCAA championship game appearances (1987, 1996 and 2003), 25 NCAA tournaments, and guided the Orange to the 2003 NCAA Championship.

• Has compiled a a 726-253 overall record (through 2005-06 season), good for a .742 winning percentage.

• Ranks fifth among active Division I coaches in winning percentage and is sixth in victories, also ranked 17th all-time in wins and 21st in winning percentage.

• His SU teams have won 20-or-more games in 28 seasons. Over his 30 seasons as head coach, the Orangemen have averaged 24.2 wins a seasons and just 8.4 losses.

• His 28 20-win campaigns place him in a second-place tie on the all-time Division I list, and he is also tied for eighth in Division I NCAA Tournament wins with 40.

• Ranks as the winningest coach in Big East history with a 322-175 (.648) overall conference record.

Led Syracuse in 2005-06 to a 23-12 overall record, the NCAA Tournament, the 2006 BIG East Tournament championship and a runner-up finish in the 2005 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.

Syracuse in 2006 became the first team in the 27-year history of the Big East Tournament to claim the championship with four victories. Each of the 26 previous winners posted 3-0 marks in the tournament. Syracuse also became the first number nine seed to win the championship.

• Earned during the 2004-05 season his 700th collegiate victory and became the 18th coach in NCAA Division I history to reach the milestone. He reached 700 wins in 939 games, the fifth-fastest tally in the Division I ranks.

• A native of Lyons, N.Y., Boeheim enrolled at Syracuse in 1962 and was a walk-on with the basketball team that year. By Boeheim's senior season, he was a team captain along with the legendary Dave Bing. The Orangemen finished 22-6 overall that year and earned the team's second-ever NCAA Tournament berth. Syracuse compiled a 55-24 record (696) with Boeheim a member of their teams.

• After graduating with a bachelor's degree in social science, Boeheim played professional basketball with Scranton of the Eastern League. He was a member of two championship squads and earned second-team all-star honors.

• In 1969 he turned to a career in coaching and was hired as a graduate assistant at Syracuse by head coach Roy Danforth. He was soon promoted to a full-time assistant coaching post and was part of the staff that guided the Orangemen to the program's first Final Four appearance in 1975. A year later he was appointed head coach at his alma mater. Syracuse compiled a record of 139-65 while he was an assistant.

• A three-time Big East Conference Coach of the Year, Boeheim has been honored as District II Coach of the Year 10 times by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). During the 2000 Final Four he was presented with the Claire Bee Award in recognition of his contributions to the sport. In the fall of 2000, he received Syracuse University's Arents Award, the school's highest alumni honor.

• On Feb. 24, 2002, Syracuse University named the Carrier Dome court "Jim Boeheim Court" in recognition of his many accomplishments.

Personal Notes:
• He was born on November 17, 1944 in Lyons, N.Y.

• A champion of many charitable causes, he has been most active with Coaches vs. Cancer, a partnership between the NABC and the American Cancer Society. He is the chair of the Coaches vs. Cancer Governance Committee. Boeheim’s local campaign has led all others in money raised for seven of the last eight years. He has also lent his time to Crouse Hospital’s Kienzle Family Maternity Center, the Children’s Miracle Network, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Pioneer Center for the Blind and Disabled, Lighthouse, People in Wheelchairs, Easter Seals, the Special Olympics, the Rescue Mission and the Jack Bruen Fund. The Crouse Health Foundation chose Boeheim as its honoree for Tribute Evening 2003, the Foundation’s annual back tie fundraising gala.

• Received in May the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Inspiration Award from the University of Rochester Medical Center.

• Jim and his wife, Juli, are parents of James Arthur Boeheim, III, and twins Jack and Jamie. Jim also has a daughter, Elizabeth.

USA Basketball Coaching Record:
Team Position
Pct. Record /Finish
2006 USA World Championship Team Assistant Coach
.889 Bronze Medal
2006 USA Senior National Team Assistant Coach
1.000 N/A
2001 USA World Championship For Young Men Team Head Coach
Gold Medal
2000 USA World Championship For Young Men Qualifying Team HeadCoach
Silver Medal
1998 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team Head Coach
Gold Medal
1990 USA World Championship Team Assistant Coach
Bronze Medal
1990 USA Goodwill Games Team Assistant Coach

Silver Medal

1989 USA World University Games Team Assistant Coach
Gold Medal
1982 U.S. Olympic Festival EastTeam Head Coach
Silver Medal
Totals 9 International / Domestic Competitions
3 Gold Medals
3 Silver Medals
2 Bronze Medals


Collegiate Head Coaching Record:
Year School
Overall Record
Post Season / Notes
2005-06 Syracuse
7- 9 (t9)
NCAA Tournament
2004-05 Syracuse
27- 7
11- 5 (t3)
NCAA Tournament
2003-04 Syracuse
23- 8
11-5 (t3)
NCAA Sweet 16
2002-03 Syracuse
30- 5
13-3 (*t1)
NCAA Champion
2001-02 Syracuse
9- 7 (*t3)
NIT Semifinals
2000-01 Syracuse
25- 9
10- 6 (*t2)
NCAA Tournament
1999-2000 Syracuse
26- 6
13- 3 (t1)
NCAA Sweet 16
1998-99 Syracuse
10- 8 (t4)
NCAA Tournament
1997-98 Syracuse
26- 9
12- 6 (#1)
NCAA Tournament
1996-97 Syracuse
9- 9 (#t4)
1995-96 Syracuse
29- 9
12- 6 (#2)
NCAA Runner-up
1994-95 Syracuse
12- 6 (3)
NCAA Tournament
1993-94 Syracuse
23- 7
13- 5 (2)
NCAA Sweet 16
1992-93 Syracuse
20- 9
10- 8 (3)
1991-92 Syracuse
10- 8 (t5)
NCAA Tournament
1990-91 Syracuse
26- 6
12- 4 (1)
NCAA Tournament
1989-90 Syracuse
26- 7
12- 4 (t1)
NCAA Sweet 16
1988-89 Syracuse
30- 8
10- 6 (3)
NCAA Tournament
1987-88 Syracuse
26- 9
11- 5 (2)
NCAA Tournament
1986-87 Syracuse
31- 7
12- 4 (t1)
NCAA Runner-up
1985-86 Syracuse
26- 6
14- 2 (t1)
NCAA Tournament
1984-85 Syracuse
22- 9
9- 7 (t3)
NCAA Tournament
1983-84 Syracuse
23- 9
12- 4 (t2)
NCAA Sweet 16
1982-83 Syracuse
9- 7 (5)
NCAA Tournament
1981-82 Syracuse
7- 7 (t5)
1980-81 Syracuse
6- 8 (6)
NIT Runner-up
1979-80 Syracuse
26- 4
5- 1 (t1)
NCAA Tournament
1978-79 Syracuse
26- 4
NCAA Sweet 16
1977-78 Syracuse
22- 6
NCAA Tournament
1976-77 Syracuse
26- 4
NCAA Tournament


Career Record: 726-253 (.742) 30 Years
Syracuse Record: 726-253 (.742) 30 Years
NCAA Tournament Record: 40-24 (.625) 25 Tournaments

*West Division
#Big East 7


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