Jim Boeheim is an American college basketball coach of the Syracuse Orange men’s team of the Atlantic Coast Conference. In his coaching, the Orange led to gather five Big East Tournament championships as well as 34 NCAA Tournament. Also, he had served as an assistant coach for the United States men’s national basketball at FIBA World Championship (1990, 2006-10) and Summer Olympics (2008,-12,-16). Additionally, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2005.
Moreover, the basketball coach also faced a lawsuit from the victim’s family after he had involved in February 2019. The incident follows a car accident that occurred during icy conditions on the February nights and struck and killed a man who was standing near the guardrail. However, he cleared of any wrongdoing in the incident. Apart from that, he has founded the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation in 2001 after suffering from cancer along with his wife Juli Boeheim.
Caption: Jim Boeheim, the head basketball coach
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Jim Boeheim: Bio, Family, Education
The college basketball coach was born on 17 November 1944 which makes his age around 76. He was born to the athlete parents: father Jim Boeheim Sr. and mother Janet, a golfer in Lyons, New York. He has a nationality of America and belongs to white ethnicity.
Regarding his education, he attended Lyons Central High School. After graduating from the school, he enrolled in Syracuse University in 1962. From there, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social science and joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity. During his time in the university, he was the varsity team captain in his senior years. After graduation, he played professionally with the Scranton Miners of the Eastern Professional Basketball League.
Jim Boeheim: Career & Life Achievements
He started his career as a basketball coach in 1969 and hired as an assistant under Roy Danforth at Syracuse. Thereafter he was promoted to a full-time assistant coach and also helped guide the Orange to the 1975 NCAA Tournament. Then in 1976, he promoted to head coach after Danforth left to join Tulane University as its head basketball coach and athletic director.
Furthermore, he has spent most of his career with Syracuse either as a student, assistant coach, or head coach. He has also named Big East coach of the year four times. For the first time in his career, he was ejected after arguing a call late during the game against Division II school Saint Rose in 2005. Following that, he had his second ejected from Cameroon Indoor Stadium in 2014 after arguing a player control foul call against Duke.
He also went on being the coach for USA nationals teams. After years, he returned as an assistant coach under Mike Krzyzewski for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. In April 2018, he announced his retirement but he extended his contract to the 2017-18 season following his son commitment to play at Syracuse in 2018.
Jim Boeheim: Personal Life & Wife
Moving toward his personal life, he has married twice and divorced once. He first married his former Elaine Boeheim in 1976. However, their relationship didn’t last long, and separated in 1993 and filed a divorce in the same year. In 1994, they officially divorced each other and walked their own path. They together never produced their biological child but has adopted a daughter named Elizabeth Boeheim.
In the same year when he separated from his first wife, he met his future second wife Julie at a party that held on Derby day in Lexington, Kentucky. After three years in 1997, he and Juli married who is 20 years younger than him. Furthermore, they have produced three children of their own residing in a luxurious mansion. His children are elder Jimmy and twins Jackson and Jamie. Additionally, his elder son also played basketball for Cornell University and now transferred to ITHACA in New York. His younger brother plays as a junior guard at Syracuse.
Caption: Jim and Juli Boeheim
Jim Boeheim: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Speaking of his earning, he had made an enormous fortune from his career. He has a net worth of $16 million from his career as a head coach. Further, he has an annual salary of $2.5 million and a bonus of around $50,000. Additionally, he has bought a few properties including his house in Fayetteville, New York worth over $1 million in value.
Jim Boeheim: Body Measurements
The retired coach has a well-maintained and healthy body that stands to a tall height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.90 meters. Other than this, there is no information on his body measurements as well as body weight. He has black eyes color with silver-gray hair color.