SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – Longtime Syracuse men’s basketball Head Coach Jim Boeheim has officially stepped down from his position at the school following the team’s 77-74 ACC Tournament loss to Wake Forest on Wednesday evening.
Boeheim had been the coach of the Orange for the last 47 seasons, making 35 trips to the NCAA Tournament, five Final Four appearances, three National Championship appearances, a National Championship win in 2003, was named Big East Coach of the Year four times, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005 among other accomplishments. The legendary coch finishes with an official 1,015 wins, good for sixth all-time, with an additional 101 wins vacated from his record because of academic violations within the program. Without those vacated wins he would have 1,116 career wins, or fourth all-time among men’s division one head coaches.
Associate Head Coach Adrian “Red” Autry, who played for the Orange from 1990 to 1994, has been named as Boeheim’s successor. He has been on the Syracuse coaching staff in some capacity since 2011 and was named as associate head coach in 2017. This will be his first head coaching position at the Division 1 level.
In a press release published by Syracuse University on Wednesday Autry states, “There have been very few stronger influential forces in my life than Syracuse University and Jim Boeheim. They have both played such important roles and without either of them, I am certain I would not have this incredible opportunity before me. I have spent much of my time in the game of basketball learning from Jim and am so grateful to him for preparing me to carry on the winning tradition that is Orange Basketball. It’s hard to imagine a world without him on the bench, but together with our coaches, student-athletes and fans, we will build on decades of success as a winning program.”