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]

Jim Whitesell
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamBuffalo
ConferenceMAC
Record18–9 (.667)
Annual salary$361,649
Biographical details
Born (1959-12-27) December 27, 1959 (age 60)
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Alma materLuther
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1983North Dakota (assistant)
1983–1984Ellsworth CC (assistant)
1984–1985Wabash Valley (assistant)
1985–1987Minnesota State–Mankato (assistant)
1987–1992Elmhurst
1992–2004Lewis
2004–2011Loyola (IL)
2011–2013Saint Louis (assistant)
2013–2015St. John's (assistant)
2015–2019Buffalo (associate HC)
2019–presentBuffalo
Head coaching record
Overall393–318 (.553)

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Elmhurst (CCIW) (1987–1992)
1987–88 Elmhurst 6–20 3–13 9th
1988–89 Elmhurst 12–14 6–10 T–6th
1989–90 Elmhurst 15–11 8–8 5th
1990–91 Elmhurst 12–14 6–10 6th
1991–92 Elmhurst 19–9 11–5 T–2nd NCAA III Region
Elmhurst: 64–68 (.485) 34–46 (.425)
Lewis (GLVC) (1992–2004)
1992–93 Lewis 6–21
1993–94 Lewis 18–9
1994–95 Lewis 14–13
1995–96 Lewis 18–9
1996–97 Lewis 16–11
1997–98 Lewis 19–9 NCAA
1998–99 Lewis 21–8 NCAA
1999–00 Lewis 19–8
2000–01 Lewis 11–16
2001–02 Lewis 11–16
2002–03 Lewis 25–7 NCAA
2003–04 Lewis 24–7 NCAA
Lewis: 202–134 (.601)
Loyola (IL) (Horizon League) (2004–2011)
2004–05 Loyola (IL) 13–17 8–8 T–4th
2005–06 Loyola (IL) 19–11 8–8 T–3rd
2006–07 Loyola (IL) 21–11 10–6 3rd
2007–08 Loyola (IL) 12–18 6–12 7th
2008–09 Loyola (IL) 14–18 6–12 8th
2009–10 Loyola (IL) 14–16 5–13 8th
2010–11 Loyola (IL) 16–15 7–11 8th
Loyola (IL): 109–106 (.507) 50–70 (.417)
Buffalo Bulls (Mid-American Conference) (2019–present)
2019–20 Buffalo 18–9 9–5
Buffalo: 18–9 (.667) 9–5 (.643)
Total: 393–318 (.553)

      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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Source: Loyola fires Jim Whitesell" ESPNChicago.com Mar. 14, 2011
  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 8, 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