One of the greatest coaches in NCAAM history, Jim Boeheim led the Orange to 26 NCAA Tournament appearances and a National Title win.
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Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim, who has served in that role since 1976, will retire from coaching in three years.
In the wake of major penalties levied against the Syracuse Orange basketball by the NCAA, officials at Syracuse announced via Syracuse.com that the 6th all-time winningest coach in NCAA history will retire in several years, but no official date has been set yet.
Boeheim, 70, will enter next season with a career record of 858 wins and 333 career losses. He lost 108 coaching victories as part of the NCAA’s penalties. Boeheim was second on the NCAA’s all-time wins list before the NCAA penalties were announced. He now ranks sixth with 858 wins, 333 losses and a .720 winning percentage.
As a result of the current penalties, the Orange are banned from NCAA Tournament play in 2015 and Boeheim will be suspended for nine games next season.
Boeheim came to Syracuse University as a freshman in 1962. He played at SU from 1962 to 1966. He later worked as an assistant before becoming the head coach in 1976, stepping into the job after Roy Danforth left Syracuse for Tulane.
Syracuse went to four Final Fours and won the 2003 NCAA championship under Boeheim.