Legendary Syracuse Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim to Step Down after 47 Seasons


The 2nd winningest coach in NCAA history, Jim Boeheim is stepping down at Syracuse after 47 season. Boeheim has an official coaching record of 1,015-441 over his career — with 101 wins having been vacated because of NCAA rules violations between 2004 to 2007 and 2010 to 2012 that resulted in sanctions. He has one National Championship on his record.

“There is no doubt in my mind that without Jim Boeheim, Syracuse basketball would not be the powerhouse program it is today,” Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a statement. “Jim has invested and dedicated the majority of his life to building this program, cultivating generations of student-athletes and representing his alma mater with pride and distinction. I extend my deep appreciation and gratitude to an alumnus who epitomizes what it means to be ‘Forever Orange.'”

“As I’ve said from day one when I started working here, the university hired me, and it’s their choice what they want to do,” Boeheim said. “I always have the choice of retirement, but it’s their decision as to whether I coach or not. It always has been.

“… I’ve just been lucky to be able to coach this long.”

Added Boeheim later: “I gave my retirement speech last week, and nobody picked up on it.”

Former Syracuse player and current Associate Head coach Adrian Autry will be the new coach of the ACC program.