On this date in 1944, James Arthur Boeheim was born in Lyons, NY.
Jim Boeheim graduated from Lyons Central High School and enrolled at Syracuse University in 1962. In his freshman year he walked-on the SU Basketball team and by his senior year he was named a captain of the team. Along with Dave Bing, Jimmy B and the Orangemen went 22-6 in his senior season and went to the NCAA tournament for only the 2nd time in school history.
After college Jim Boeheim played pro-hoops with the Scranton Miners of the American Basketball Association and won two championships. However, in 1969
Jimmy B. wanted to get into coaching and was hired as a graduate assistant at Syracuse.
In 1976 Jim Boeheim took over the head-coaching duties for the Syracuse Orangemen after Roy Danforth departed for the Head Coach and Athletic Director position at
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