James Arthur "Jim" Boeheim is the head coach of the men's basketball team at Syracuse University. Boeheim has guided the Orange to nine Big East regular season championships, five Big East Tournament championships, and 28 NCAA Tournament appearances, including three appearances in the national title game. In those games, the Orange lost to Indiana in 1987 and Kentucky in 1996 before defeating Kansas in 2003.
Boeheim is currently second on the wins list of Men's NCAA Division I coaches. Only Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University has more wins, with a career record of 973 wins, achieved at two different schools, Army and Duke. Boeheim earned his 880th win on February 8, 2012, surpassing Dean Smith's 879 wins at North Carolina, for the most career wins as head coach at a single school. With a win over Rutgers on January 2, 2013, Boeheim passed Bobby Knight for second on the all-time wins list, with 903 career victories. Boehiem is the only head coach in NCAA history to lead a school to four final four appearances in four separate decades.
Boeheim has served as an assistant coach for the United States men's national basketball team at the 1990 FIBA World Championship, the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2010 FIBA World Championship, and the 2012 Summer Olympics. In these outings, Team USA finished with two bronze medals and three gold medals, respectively. In addition, Boeheim currently serves as the chairman of the USA Basketball 2009Ã¢â‚¬â€œ12 Men's Junior National Committee, has served as the 2007Ã¢â‚¬â€œ08 President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and currently sits on its Board of Directors. For his accomplishments, Boeheim was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2005.