GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 08: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts during the second half of their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the second round of the ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 08, 2023 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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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The 9 Best Public Golf Courses in Southwest Florida: Ranked

The 9 Best Public Golf Courses in Southwest Florida. Fort Myers and Naples have some of the nicest golf courses in the country – the only problem is, to play these, you either need a rich friend who belongs at one of the courses, or you need to part ways with a couple hundred thousand to become a member yourself.

Don’t have either? You’re still in luck!   Southwest Florida has a litany of fun and challenging public courses open year-round to the average bloke. They may not offer the luxury amenities such as iced towels, golf carts outfitted with GPS and speakers, and Pro-V1 range balls, but the beers are just as cold and often times the cart girls are better looking!

I put these courses through a screening process and am basing this on certain criteria – first and foremost, they need to be open year-round for public play. After that, I judged them on: Layout (fun vs challenging), Condition and Amenities, Rates, Cart Girls (when applicable), and of course, the 19th hole. So, text your buddies, wash your balls, and tee up at these local favorites year round 

These are The 9 Best Public Golf Courses in Southwest Florida

  • 9. San Carlos Golf Club

    Don’t sleep on this muni – affordable rates and easy to score. I am listing this course for the golfers who like to have a good time playing. Pack a few beers, grab a transfusion at the turn, and swing away with no regard! Don’t come here if you’re bougie – but if you enjoy a good buzz and a good time without breaking the bank, San Carlos Golf Club is a great option

  • 8. Eagle Ridge Country Club

    Eagle Ridge has great rates year round – even during season (October through May). Decent layout and can score if you’re playing well. The are several downsides though – you could easily get stuck behind several slow foursomes, the 19th hole is more reminiscent of a small deli, and if it rains for a few days make sure wear your mud boots as the drainage is poor   


  • 7. Palmetto-Pine Country Club

    A hidden gem in Cape Coral. They don’t allow coolers, but not sure that has ever stopped anyone. Not the cheapest during season, but you can find good deals sometimes on  

  • 6. River Hall Country Club

    River Hall is a little hike from Fort Myers or Naples, and that is probably why this course is still public, but if you can make it out there you won’t be disappointed. Great layout, nice amenities, and the course is usually in great shape.  

  • 5. Eastwood Golf Course

    Once a top 50 Public Golf Course in the Country, Eastwood Golf Course is a staple if you grew up in Fort Myers. This course is one of two public courses owned and maintained by the City of Fort Myers. Next to a nature center and it’s not uncommon to see Bald Eagles, Alligators, and Snakes along the track.  

  • 4. Shell Point

    Shell Point is easily one of the most fun courses on the list. The different tee boxes can make this course very scorable or very challenging. It’s always in great shape, but the problem is…it’s a dry course. I can’t stress this enough – pack your own drinks, if you’re into that kind of thing 

  • 3. Old Corkscrew

    Old Corkscrew is actually the nicest course on this list, however, the price keeps it at #3. This Jack Nicholas layout and the greens will certainly challenge the best golfers, but will make you feel like a pro if you can shoot a low round. Just watch out for the alligators, seriously…. 

  • 2. Stoneybrook Golf Club

    Pretty fun layout on this tract. Not always in the best shape but it’s affordable, fun, has great drinks (thanks to having Duffy’s at the turn), and can be quite challenging if the wind is blowing. A lot of water on this course – starting with the water range. Runner up for best 19th hole also! 


  • 1. Fort Myers Country Club Golf Course

    Sure, I’m a little biased because I grew up here and have played Fort Myers 1,000 times – but it never gets old. Some holes were actually redesigned a few years ago (5th Tee Box used to give slicers nightmares). This course has great rates, fun to play (several drivable par 4s), cart girls, and by far the best 19th hole in the area, The Edison! Always a fun time at “The Fort.”