Tim Buckley (basketball)

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Tim Buckley
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Current position
TitleAssistant Coach
Team South Carolina
Conference SEC
Biographical details
Born (1963-09-10) September 10, 1963 (age 59)
Aurora, Illinois, U.S.
Playing career
1982–1984 Waubonsee CC
1984–1986 Bemidji State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1988 Bemidji State (assistant)
1988–1989 Rockford (assistant)
1989–1993Rockford
1993–1994 Wisconsin (assistant)
1994–1999 Ball State (assistant)
1999–2000 Marquette (assistant)
2000–2006Ball State
2006–2007 Iowa (assistant)
2007–2008Marquette (assistant)
2008–2017 Indiana (associate HC)
2019–2022 UNLV (assistant)
2022–present South Carolina (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall143–139
Tournaments3–1 (NIT)

Tim Buckley (born September 10, 1963) is an American college basketball coach.

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Buckley was the head men's basketball coach at Ball State University from 2000 to 2006. He is best known for leading the Cardinals to upset wins over #3 Kansas and #4 UCLA during the 2001 Maui Invitational. Buckley was an assistant coach at the University of Iowa under Steve Alford, who left the Hawkeyes to take the head coaching job at the New Mexico Lobos. Buckley was an assistant coach at Marquette University where he is reunited with former Ball State player and 2006 MAC Freshman of the Year Maurice Acker, who transferred after Buckley was fired. Most recently Buckley spent the last 9 seasons serving as the top assistant and associate head coach for Tom Crean at Indiana University.

Buckley has also served as an assistant coach at Bemidji State (1986–88), Rockford College (1988–89, head coach 1989–93), Wisconsin (1993–94), Ball State (1994–99), Marquette (1999–2000), Iowa (2006–07), back to Marquette (2007–08), and at Indiana University (2008–2017).

Personal life

Tim graduated from Aurora Central Catholic High School (Aurora, Illinois) in 1981 and went on to play two seasons at Waubonsee Community College before transferring to Bemidji State. He graduated with a B.S. in communications from the latter in 1986, and also received an M.S. in Admin. of Physical Education in 1988. He is married to Shannon and has one daughter, Meredith.

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Rockford Regents (Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference)(1989–1993)
1989–90Rockford 16–96–3T–2nd
1990–91Rockford 12–145–5T–2nd
1991–92Rockford 14–127–32nd
1992–93Rockford 8–174–6T–4th
Rockford:50–5222–17
Ball State Cardinals (Mid-American Conference)(2000–2006)
2000–01 Ball State 18–1211–73rd (West)
2001–02 Ball State 23–1212–61st (West) NIT Quarterfinal
2002–03 Ball State 13–178–104th (West)
2003–04 Ball State 14–1510–83rd (West)
2004–05 Ball State 15–1310–8T–2nd (West)
2005–06 Ball State 10–186–124th (West)
Ball State:93–8757–51
Total:143–139

      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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