If you take out the 9 games Boeheim did not coach due to NCAA sanctions, he has a 276-56 record in the Carrier Dome. (Mike Hopkins went 4-1 in the Dome as Head Coach Interim during the 2015-2016 season)
Syracuse beat #6 Florida State at the Carrier Dome last Saturday. It was the first win against the top 25 in four tries this year for Jim Boeheim and the Orange. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Against ranked teams Boeheim has done pretty well. According to Mike Waters of Syracuse.com’s research (stats up to October 2007) and a little research of my own (via ESPN Syracuse Schedules 2007-Present): Boeheim has won 136 games versus ranked teams during the regular season since 1976. (this number, at least for my research, does not include Big East or ACC tournament games). Overall he has a 136-138 record in the regular season versus ranked teams, but since 2007 he has gone 42-35.
Big East & ACC Conference Records
Syracuse Fans came out in droves for years to support Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Basketball as they took on Big East Rivals (like Georgetown) in the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
The biggest achievement of Jim Boeheims career though, as all Syracuse fans know, is that he has one NCAA Championship in 2003. That 81-78 victory was over 2nd-seeded Kansas. Syracuse was a three-seed that year.
Other Notable Achievments as Head Coach at Syracuse University
All in all, Syracuse Basketball has been in excellent hands under coach Boeheim. He knows not only how to win, but trains kids to be the best they can be both on and off the court.
Now that you know all these interesting things about Jim Boeheim and his accomplishments, it is my hope we can all learn to appreciate what he has done for the city of Syracuse, Syracuse University, and Syracuse Basketball the last 41 years. Congratulations Coach Boeheim on 1001 wins! Here’s to you Coach Boeheim!