James Arthur Boeheim Jr. is a college basketball coach who is currently coaching the Syracuse Orange male basketball team that plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Before settling in for a permanent coaching job, Boeheim played as a guard for Syracuse for 3 years. After spending 7 years with the team as the assistant coach, Boeheim accepted the role of the head coach in 1976 and has been in the position ever since. In 2005, Boeheim received a well-deserved induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Boeheim was born in a small town in New York’s Lyons on November 17, 1944. He grew up there and finished his high school education at Lyons Central High School. For college, Boeheim turned towards Syracuse University, joining its social science program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree. He was a walk-on addition to the university basketball team in his freshman year. By the time he got to his senior year, he had earned the role of the team captain. After graduating from college, Boeheim played in the Eastern Professional Basketball League for Scranton Miners.
In 1969, he decided to go for a career in coaching instead and got himself a job as a graduate assistant on the Syracuse basketball team. He was soon promoted to a full-time assistant role and the departure of head coach Ray Danforth in 1976 left Boeheim as the perfect replacement. Boeheim has remained there as the head coach ever since, in a tenure that has now crossed four decades. During this time, he has turned down multiple big offers including one from the Ohio State Buckeyes in 1986.
Boeheim’s time with Syracuse has been a success as the team has managed to qualify for the post-season in every year bar 1993, 2015, and 2022. Boeheim has taken the team to three NCAA championship games, in 1987, 1996, and 2003, winning the title on one occasion in 2003. In 2005, he was rightfully inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. After a long absence of more than a decade, Boeheim took Syracuse to another NCCA final four appearances in 2012-13 where they faced defeat against Michigan.
In 2015, due to part involvement in violations of NCAA rules, Boeheim received a nine-game ban at the very beginning of the 2015-16 season. In 2017, Boeheim made apparent his decision to retire in 2018 but his son’s debut with Syracuse changed his mind.
Boeheim has also coached USA national teams and was named the USA Basketball National Coach of the Year in 2001. He was also the assistant coach of the national team during their gold-winning campaigns in the 2008 and 2012 summer Olympics.
Aside from his career in sports, Boeheim has also been a presence in pop culture and media. He made appearances in movies like Blue Chips, He Got Game and multiple commercials. He has been married to his wife Juli since 1997 and the couple has 3 sons together. All 3 of them have kicked off careers of their own in basketball. His son Jamie plays for the University of Rochester while Buddy plays for Syracuse, and his twin Jimmy is slated to join him soon.
Birthday & Zodiac Details
- Date of Birth – November 17, 1944
- Birthplace – Lyons, New York
- Zodiac sign – Scorpio
Body Appearance Height, Weight
- Height – 6’3”
- Weight – 185 lbs / 84 kg
- Profession – Basketball Coach
- Educational Qualification – Graduate
- Religion – Christianity
- Nick Name – Jim
- Nationality – American
- Residence – New York, United States.
Social Media Accounts
- Instagram – N/A
- Twitter – (https://twitter.com/therealboeheim?lang=en)
- Fb – N/A
Jim Boeheim Networth
Jim Boeheim has taken Syracuse to great heights in his coaching career which is soon about to complete 5 decades of excellence. In this time, he has not only earned respect and fame but quite a fortune as well. He has an estimated net worth of around $20 million today, thanks to more than 40 years of serving as the head coach of the Syracuse basketball team.