Jim Boeheim Biography

( 1994 - )
December 2, 2018
First published on:September 22, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Jim Boeheim

Date of Birth: 1994, November 17
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Name James Arthur Boeheim
Famous Name Jim Boeheim
Father Jim Boeheim Sr.
Mother Janet Boeheim
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Lyons, New York
Salary $2.5 million
Net Worth $12 Million
Currently Married Yes
Married to Juli Boeheim (m. 1997)
Children 4
Divorce (m. 1976-1994)
Profession Head Coach
Started career as Basketball Player

James Arthur Boeheim, popular as Jim Boeheim is one of the legendary figures of the basketball who currently serves as a head coach at the Syracuse University. Previously, he played at Syracuse, alongside future NBA Hall of Fame Dave Bing.


As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at $12 million. As per his personal life, he has married twice in his life. Currently, he is living a blissful life with his second spouse, Juli, and is blessed with four children together. 

Early Life & Playing Career

Jim Boeheim was born on November 17, 1994, in Lyons, New York, the United States. This makes his age 74 at the moment. Regarding nationality, he is American and her ethnicity is white.

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Born in the mid of November, his zodiac sign is Scorpio. His mother Janet was an outstanding golfer. Jim used to play different games with his father Jim Boeheim Sr. when he was a child.

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Jim Boeheim attended Lyons Central High School where he played basketball for his school team. He then attended Syracuse University and received a degree in social science. After graduating from Syracuse, he played professional basketball with the Scranton Miners of the American Basketball League, during which he bagged two championships and was the second-team all-star (SU Athletics).

Coaching Career

Jim Boeheim's coaching career started with Syracuse in 1969 and later was promoted as a head coach for the same team in 1976. In 39 years as a head coach to Syracuse, he guided to nine Big East regular-season championships, Big East Tournament championships, and 28 NCAA Tournament appearances.

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Apart from his coaching career with the Syracuse, he worked 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 2012 Summer Olympics, and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Previously, Jim Boeheim stated he took a retirement in April 2018. However, in March 2017, his contract was extended beyond the 2017-18 season.

Awards & Accolades

Numerous rewards have been honored to him for his professional accomplishments. He has received several accomplishments and awards including Naismith College Player of the Year (2010), AP Coach of the Year (2010), NABC Coach of the Year (2010), Henry Iba Award (2010) & Clair Bee Coach of the Year. 

Personal Life of Jim Boeheim

Jim Boeheim was previously married to Elaine Boeheim in 1976 in a ceremony held in a big mansion. But their marital life lasted only for about one and a half decade long. They separated in 1993 and the divorce was finalized in 1994. The ex-couple have an adopted daughter, Elizabeth Boeheim who completed her master degree from the University of Montana and is currently living with Elaine.

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After splitting with Elaine in 1994, he started dating Julie Greene and the couple got married in a ceremony in 1997. Currently, the lovely couple lives happily in Syracuse. They share three sons together named Jamie, Jack, and James Boeheim. His current wife Juli is 20 years junior to him. They first met each other at a party in Lexington on Derby Day in 1994.

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Jim Boeheim and Julie Boeheim are the philanthropist and believe in the charities and social work. They are the fundraiser for cancer patients. In 2009, the husband and wife, founded the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation to expand their charitable missions and services in the New York.

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Besides his career and social work, he made an appearance in the movie named Blue Chips, alongside with Nick Nolte and Shaquille O’Neal.

Net Worth and Salary

Jim Boeheim has an estimated net worth of $12 million in 2018, including all of his properties and incomes. The Orange men's basketball coach is paid $2.144 million per year, which ranks him No. 20 among coaches who made the NCAA tournament, according to USA Today. 

Apart, Boeheim owns a luxurious mansion in Fayetteville, New York.

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