|Born||December 27, 1959|
Iowa Falls, Iowa
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1982–1983||North Dakota (assistant)|
|1983–1984||Ellsworth CC (assistant)|
|1984–1985||Wabash Valley (assistant)|
|1985–1987||Minnesota State–Mankato (assistant)|
|2011–2013||Saint Louis (assistant)|
|2013–2015||St. John's (assistant)|
|2015–2019||Buffalo (associate HC)|
|Head coaching record|
Jim Whitesell (born December 27, 1959) is an American college basketball coach, currently the head men's coach for the Buffalo Bulls. He has previously coached at the Division I level as a head coach at Loyola University Chicago and an assistant at St. John's and Saint Louis. Whitesell replaced Larry Farmer as head coach of the Ramblers on April 14, 2004. Whitesell was fired as head coach of the Ramblers on March 14, 2011, after seven seasons, posting a 109–106 record in that time.Whitesell was hired in August 2013 as an assistant coach at St. John's to fill the void left by former director of basketball operations Moe Hicks. On April 16, 2015, he was named associate head coach of men's basketball at the University at Buffalo. On April 6, 2019, Whitesell was named the 14th head coach of men's basketball at the University at Buffalo, filling the void left by Nate Oats when he resigned to take the head coach position at the University of Alabama. Several of Whitesell's brothers work in the entertainment industry, including director John Whitesell, writer Chris Whitesell, writer/actor Sean Whitesell, and agent Patrick Whitesell.
|1991–92||Elmhurst||19–9||11–5||T–2nd||NCAA Division III Second Round|
|Elmhurst:||64–68 (.485)||34–46 (.425)|
|1997–98||Lewis||19–9||NCAA Division II First Round|
|1998–99||Lewis||21–8||NCAA Division II First Round|
|2002–03||Lewis||25–7||NCAA Division II First Round|
|2003–04||Lewis||24–7||NCAA Division II First Round|
|Loyola–Chicago (Horizon League)(2004–2011)|
|Loyola–Chicago:||109–106 (.507)||50–70 (.417)|
|Buffalo Bulls (Mid-American Conference)(2019–present)|
|2020–21||Buffalo||16–9||12–5||2nd||NIT First Round|
|Buffalo:||36–21 (.632)||23–12 (.657)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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