On June 10, 2013, USA Basketball announced that Syracuse University Hall of Fame mentor and longtime USA Basketball coach and committee member Jim Boeheim would return to the USA sidelines as an assistant for the 2013-16 USA Basketball National Team.

“I've had a number of tremendous coaching experiences in the game of basketball and certainly working on the staff for the USA Basketball Men's National Team has been one of them,” said Boeheim. “I know we are all excited to get the group together again and work toward winning a third-straight gold medal.  

“I can't imagine a greater honor for a coach than having the opportunity to represent your country in international competition and especially at the Olympics.”

Since 2006 when Boeheim joined with USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski, USA National Teams have compiled a spectacular 88-1 record and claimed top honors in six of seven FIBA or FIBA Americas competitions (through 2016 Olympics). The golden run includes three consecutive Olympic gold medals and back-to-back FIBA World Cup titles, a first for the USA.

Boeheim was also an assistant coach for the USA National Team program during the three summers between 2006-08 and aided the program to a striking 36-1 overall win-loss record, and just as importantly reestablished the USA team and its members as positive ambassadors for the United States and the sport.


The USA squad culminated the quadrennium by finishing 8-0 to reclaim the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the USA’s first gold in a major international competition since 2000. The USA National Team also won gold at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship with a 10-0 record to qualify the U.S. men for the 2008 Olympic Games. In the program’s first year, the U.S. captured the bronze medal with an 8-1 record at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.

With Boeheim assisting on the USA sidelines in 2010-12, those USA National Teams finished a sterling 26-0. Boeheim helped the Americans to a 9-0 record and gold medal finish in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, then helped direct the Americans to a perfect 8-0 mark and a second straight gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

While Boeheim served as a member of the 2014-16 USA Basketball Men’s National Team coach staff, the USA finished a combined 26-0.  Finishing 9-0 to win the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, the 2014 USA National Team compiled a 4-0 record during its exhibition tour before the World Cup. Two years later he helped lead the USA to a third-consecutive Olympic gold medal as the Americans rolled to an 8-0 record and the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before heading to Rio, the 2016 USA National Team posted a 5-0 record during its domestic exhibition tour.

Since taking control in 1976 of the Syracuse men's basketball program, Boeheim's teams have enjoyed overwhelming success. In his 40 seasons as a head coach, Boeheim has a career record of 884-342* (.721 winning percentage).

The Orange have won 19 or more games in 32 of his 40 seasons. His 32 20-win or    better seasons ranks him tied for first for the most ever, and his teams have won 30 more games five times.

Syracuse has earned postseason berths (32 NCAAs and six NITs) in all but two of Boeheim's 40 seasons. He has steered the Orange to 18 Sweet 16 appearances, nine Elite Eights, five NCAA Final Fours (1987, 1996, 2003, 2013 and 2016), three NCAA Championship game appearances (1987, 1996 and 2003), and the national title in 2003. In his 32 NCAA tournament appearances his teams have compiled an impressive 53-31 (.631 winning percentage) NCAA Tournament record. He is tied for fourth all-time for NCAA Tournament wins.

Boeheim, who owns the most Division I wins at one school, currently ranks third for career wins by a men's NCAA Division I coach, listing only behind long-time friend and USA head mentor Krzyzewski and long-time Army, Indiana and Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight. 

While Syracuse was a member of the Big East Conference history, Boeheim compiled a 381-192* mark in Big East regular-season games over 34 seasons, and was 44-29 in Big East Conference Tournament games. The Orange claimed the tournament crown five times and played in the tournament title game 15 times with Boeheim at the helm.

In 2015-16 he led Syracuse to the NCAA Final Four and the Orange became the first 10 seed to make it to the Final Four. 

Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2005, Boeheim was the 2006 recipient of the John R. Wooden “Legends of Coaching” honor. He also was selected the “Spirit of Jimmy V” honoree by the V Foundation for Cancer Research at its second annual Gala held April 21, 2005, in New York City.

Boeheim has been recognized for his outstanding coaching by being named as the 2009-10 Coach of the Year by The Associated Press, FoxSports.com, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Naismith, The Sporting News, the United States Basketball Writers Association and Yahoo!Sports.

A four-time Big East Conference Coach of the Year, Boeheim has been honored as District II Coach of the Year 11 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.

In 2009, he and his wife formed the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, which strives to enrich the lives of kids in need within the Central New York Community, as well as provide support for eliminating cancer through research and advocacy. The Foundation organizes the annual “Basket Ball,” The Jim Boeheim Golf Classic, Courts 4 Kids, which refurbishes or builds basketball courts in Syracuse area community parks, and Cruise For A Cure, which raised money for Coaches vs. Cancer.

In June of 2016 Boeheim was presented with the American Cancer Society Circle of Honor Award, in honor of his work with Coaches vs. Cancer. The dinner was held at the historic Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

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

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

Boeheim also possesses plenty of international coaching experience, having served on 12 USA Basketball staffs.

Boeheim, in addition to his assistant coaching duties with the 2006-08, 2010-12 and 2014-2016 USA National Teams, led the 2001 USA Basketball Young Men's Team to the gold medal at the FIBA World Championship For Young Men in Japan, and later that fall was named the USA Basketball 2001 National Coach of the Year. 

Boeheim also served as head coach of the 2000 World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team that finished with a 4-1 record and the silver medal. In 1998 he led the USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team to a gold medal and 6-0 finish, and in 1982 guided the U.S. Olympic Festival East Team to a 2-2 finish and the silver medal. He also served as an assistant coach on USA Basketball coaching staffs for the 1990 World Championship Team (6-2 / bronze medal); 1990 Goodwill Games Team (3-2 / silver medal); and 1989 World University Games (6-0 / gold medal).

Boeheim has served as chair of the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee since 2005, and was a member of the committee for 2001-2004.

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


*Won‐lost records reflect 101 wins vacated between 2004‐07 and 2010‐12 by the NCAA.

Jim Boeheim USA Basketball Coaching Synopsis

TEAM
POSITION
 W-L 
PCT 
MEDAL / FINISH
2016 U.S. Olympic Team Assistant Coach 8-0 1.000  Gold Medal
2016 USA National Team Assistant Coach 5-0 1.000  N/A
2014 USA World Cup Team AssistantCoach 9-0 1.000  Gold Medal
2014 USA National Team Assistant Coach 4-0 1.000  N/A
2012 U.S. Olympic Team Assistant Coach 8-0 1.000  Gold Medal
2012 USA National Team Assistant Coach 5-0 1.000  N/A
2010 USA World Championship Team Assistant Coach 9-0 1.000  Gold Medal
2010 USA National Team Assistant Coach 4-0 1.000  N/A
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Assistant Coach 8-0 1.000  Gold Medal
2008 USA National Team Assistant Coach 5-0 1.000  N/A
2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team Assistant Coach 10-0 1.000  Gold Medal
2006 USA World Championship Team Assistant Coach 8-1 .889  Bronze Medal
2006 USA National Team Assistant Coach 5-0 1.000  N/A
2001 USA World Championship For Young Men Team
Head Coach 8-0 1.000  Gold Medal
2000 USA World Championship For Young Men Qualifying Team
Head Coach 4-1 .800 Silver Medal
1998 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team
Head Coach 6-0 1.000 Gold Medal
1990 USA World Championship Team
Assistant Coach 6-2 .750  Bronze Medal
1990 USA Goodwill Games Team
Assistant Coach 3-2 .600  Silver Medal
1989 USA World University Games Team
Assistant Coach 6-0 1.000  Gold Medal
1982 U.S. Olympic Festival East Team
Head Coach 2-2 .500 Silver Medal
USA Basketball Coaching Record

123-8
.932
9 Gold/3 Silver/2 Bronze Medals

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