Jim Whitesell

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Jim Whitesell
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Buffalo
Conference MAC
Record36-21 (.632)
Annual salary$361,649
Biographical details
Born (1959-12-27) December 27, 1959 (age 61)
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Alma mater Luther
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)
1987–1992 Elmhurst
1992–2004 Lewis
2004–2011 Loyola–Chicago
2011–2013 Saint Louis (assistant)
2013–2015 St. John's (assistant)
2015–2019 Buffalo (associate HC)
2019–presentBuffalo
Head coaching record
Overall411–329 (.555)

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. [1] Whitesell was hired in August 2013 [2] 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. [3] 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. [4] [5] 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. [6] [7]

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Elmhurst (CCIW)(1987–1992)
1987–88Elmhurst6–203–139th
1988–89Elmhurst12–146–10T–6th
1989–90Elmhurst15–118–85th
1990–91Elmhurst12–146–106th
1991–92Elmhurst19–911–5T–2nd NCAA Division III Second Round
Elmhurst:64–68 (.485)34–46 (.425)
Lewis (GLVC)(1992–2004)
1992–93Lewis6–21
1993–94Lewis18–9
1994–95Lewis14–13
1995–96Lewis18–9
1996–97Lewis16–11
1997–98Lewis19–9 NCAA Division II First Round
1998–99Lewis21–8 NCAA Division II First Round
1999–00Lewis19–8
2000–01Lewis11–16
2001–02Lewis11–16
2002–03Lewis25–7 NCAA Division II First Round
2003–04Lewis24–7 NCAA Division II First Round
Lewis:202–134 (.601)
Loyola–Chicago (Horizon League)(2004–2011)
2004–05 Loyola–Chicago13–178–8T–4th
2005–06 Loyola–Chicago19–118–8T–3rd
2006–07 Loyola–Chicago21–1110–63rd
2007–08 Loyola–Chicago12–186–127th
2008–09 Loyola–Chicago14–186–128th
2009–10 Loyola–Chicago14–165–138th
2010–11 Loyola–Chicago 16–157–118th
Loyola–Chicago:109–106 (.507)50–70 (.417)
Buffalo Bulls (Mid-American Conference)(2019–present)
2019–20 Buffalo 20–1211–73rd (East)
2020–21 Buffalo 16–912–52nd NIT First Round
Buffalo:36–21 (.632)23–12 (.657)
Total:411–329 (.555)

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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References

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  2. "St. John's hires St. Louis associate head coach Jim Whitesell" CBSSports Aug. 5, 2013
  3. "Men's Basketball Finalizes Coaching Staff". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. April 16, 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  4. Lenzi, Rachel (April 6, 2019). "UB announces Jim Whitesell as new men's basketball coach". The Buffalo News . Archived from the original on April 9, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  5. Riordan, Tim (2019-04-06). "Whitesell named UB head coach". Bull Run. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  6. "From Hollywood Hills to Chicago hoops" Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) Feb. 10, 2006
  7. The Courier: "Iowa Falls family finds ties to show business" by Jessica Miller Mar 12, 2001