10 College Basketball Coach Golfers

By SwingxSwing
Monday March 12th, 2018 5:23 am EDT



In honor of Selection Sunday, and the start of March Madness, we take a look at 10 great NCAA basketball coaches from past and present who enjoy the game of golf. 

Jim Boeheim 


Jim Boeheim bleeds Syracuse Orange. After 50 years of being affiliated with the school, it will do that to you. He first stepped foot on the western New York campus as a freshman in 1962 where he walked onto the basketball team and became captain his senior year. 

After a brief stint of pro basketball, he came back to Syracuse to be a graduate assistant. From there he became the head coach in 1976 and since then has claimed five Big East tournaments, five Final Four appearances, and one national championship. He also is notorious for running a 2-3 zone, a recipe that has seemed to work for them. What you probably didn’t know was that he played two years of college golf and was actually the head coach of the golf team prior to his transition to basketball only.


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