After 47 seasons, the Jim Boeheim era at Syracuse is over
After 47 seasons, the Jim Boeheim era at Syracuse is over.
Associate head coach, Adrian Autry, one of Boeheim’s former players and longtime assistant, has been named the program’s next head coach.
Syracuse fell to Wake Forest on Wednesday, 77-74, in a second round ACC tournament game in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Boeheim’s Impressive Syracuse Resume
Jim Boeheim won 1,015 games in 47 seasons as head coach, which is the second-most wins by a head coach in Division I history.
The only coach ahead of him is Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University, who has 1,170 wins.
Boeheim’s 1,015 career victories are also the most by any head coach at their alma mater in men’s or women’s Division I history.
He played for Syracuse as a guard from 1963-66 and began his coaching career as an assistant there in 1969 before becoming head coach in 1976.
Boeheim has led Syracuse to five Final Four appearances and a national championship in 2003.
Other Boeheim Highlights
47 seasons as head coach, all at Syracuse
1,015-441 record as head coach
5 Final Four appearances
1 National Championship (2003)
2005 Naismith Hall of Fame inductee
2010 AP Coach of the Year
Assistant coach for 3 Gold Medal USA Olympic teams (2008, 12, 16)
23 1st-Round NBA Draft picks
Boeheim coached the Orange to their only national title in 2003. He won more games in 47 seasons than every other Syracuse coach did in 75 seasons.
The Big East and Boeheim will always be linked
Syracuse University joined the ACC in 2013-14, after being a member of the Big East Conference since its inception in 1979.
However, Jim Boeheim and his Syracuse basketball teams had tremendous success in the Big East Conference, where they became one of the most successful programs in conference history.
Boeheim won more Big East games than any other coach in the conference’s history, posting a record of 413-194 (.681 winning percentage) in conference play.
He led Syracuse to Big East regular-season championships nine times and won five Big East tournament championships.
Boeheim was also named the Big East Coach of the Year four times (1984, 1991, 2000, 2010) during his tenure in the conference.
While Syracuse’s move to the ACC has brought about new rivalries and challenges, the program’s legacy and success in the Big East will always be a significant part of its history.
Jim Boeheim’s coaching accomplishments in the conference will always be remembered. Shemon and Sheppard will have more on this today 2-6pm.
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