|Born||July 23, 1971|
|Alma mater||Wisconsin (1994)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1997–2005||Miami (OH) (assistant)|
|2011–2013||Arizona (associate HC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3 MAC West Division (2016, 2017, 2020)|
James Bryce Whitford(born July 23, 1971) is an American college basketball coach and the current head coach of the Ball State Cardinals men's basketball program. Before he was hired at Ball State, Whitford served as an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio), Xavier, and Arizona.
While enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Whitford spent three seasons as a student manager for the Badgers men's basketball team. He graduated with a bachelors in political science in 1994.
Whitford's first professional coaching experience was with the Miami RedHawks men's basketball program. Starting as an administrative assistant 1994, he became an assistant coach in 1997 and advanced to top assistant in 1998.
In 2005 Whitford left Miami for Xavier, where he spent four seasons under head coach Sean Miller before following Miller to Arizona in April 2009.After his first two seasons at Arizona Whitford was promoted to associate head coach, a position he held for another two years before taking the head coaching position at Ball State in April 2013.
|Ball State Cardinals (Mid-American Conference)(2013–present)|
|2013–14||Ball State||5–25||2–16||6th (West)|
|2014–15||Ball State||7–23||2–16||6th (West)|
|2015–16||Ball State||21–14||10–8||T–1st (West)||CIT Quarterfinals|
|2016–17||Ball State||21–13||11–7||T–1st (West)||CIT First Round|
|2017–18||Ball State||19–13||10–8||3rd (West)|
|2018–19||Ball State||16–17||6–12||5th (West)|
|2019–20||Ball State||18–13||11–7||T–1st (West)|
|Ball State:||113–125 (.475)||56–78 (.418)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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