Mar 18, 2015
Jim Boeheim plans to retire after three more seasons

Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross is stepping down, and long-time men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim expects to retire after three more seasons, the university announced today.

This comes just weeks after the NCAA announced sanctions against the basketball program that forced the Orange to vacate 108 wins. The team also loses 12 scholarships and Boeheim will be suspended for nine ACC games during the 2015-16 season. Syracuse chancellor Kent Syverud said the school will appeal the punishment.

Here are a few excerpts from a statement released today by Syverud:

The University does not agree with all of the conclusions reached by the Committee on Infractions and does not agree that the full set of penalties imposed by the Committee are appropriate or equitable. We remain disturbed by the severity of certain penalties and the characterization by the NCAA of certain facts surrounding the case. After a full discussion with the Board of Trustees Athletics Committee, the University accepts some of the penalties imposed by the Committee, but will appeal the vacation of certain wins for the men’s basketball program and the reduction in men’s basketball scholarships.

The decision to appeal is not taken lightly. However, based on the facts and a review of previous NCAA infractions decisions, the University believes the impact of these specific penalties is excessive and disproportionate. The University also will support Coach Boeheim should he choose to appeal penalties that affect him personally.

Coach Jim Boeheim has been a mainstay at Syracuse University for more than one-third of our entire 144-year history. He enrolled as a student here in 1962 and has never left. Among the many roles he has held at Syracuse are student-athlete, graduate assistant, teacher, assistant coach, head coach, community stalwart, philanthropist, U.S. Olympian coach, and Hall of Fame member. In these roles, he has been the embodiment of Orange Pride. ­­­­­

I have also had recent discussions with Coach Boeheim about the Infractions Committee Report, and the future of his team and program. Coach Boeheim has assured me that he will respond thoughtfully and appropriately to the serious findings of the Infractions Committee Report. Coach Boeheim has also told me that he intends to retire as Head Coach in three years. His goal in making this decision and announcement now is to bring certainty to the team and program in the coming years, and enable and plan for a successful, longer-term transition in coaching leadership. Coach Boeheim’s commitment to ensuring that the men’s basketball program remains strong even after his tenure is just one more example of his deep loyalty to our University.

Peter Sala, the senior associate director of athletics for facilities and the managing editor of the Carrier Dome, will serve as the interim director of athletics.

The full statement from Syverud can be read here.

Jim Boeheim plans to retire after three more seasons

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By Kevin Hoffman, Managing Editor

Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross is stepping down, and long-time men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim expects to retire after three more seasons, the university announced today.

This comes just weeks after the NCAA announced sanctions against the basketball program that forced the Orange to vacate 108 wins. The team also loses 12 scholarships and Boeheim will be suspended for nine ACC games during the 2015-16 season. Syracuse chancellor Kent Syverud said the school will appeal the punishment.

Here are a few excerpts from a statement released today by Syverud:

The University does not agree with all of the conclusions reached by the Committee on Infractions and does not agree that the full set of penalties imposed by the Committee are appropriate or equitable. We remain disturbed by the severity of certain penalties and the characterization by the NCAA of certain facts surrounding the case. After a full discussion with the Board of Trustees Athletics Committee, the University accepts some of the penalties imposed by the Committee, but will appeal the vacation of certain wins for the men’s basketball program and the reduction in men’s basketball scholarships.

The decision to appeal is not taken lightly. However, based on the facts and a review of previous NCAA infractions decisions, the University believes the impact of these specific penalties is excessive and disproportionate. The University also will support Coach Boeheim should he choose to appeal penalties that affect him personally.

Coach Jim Boeheim has been a mainstay at Syracuse University for more than one-third of our entire 144-year history. He enrolled as a student here in 1962 and has never left. Among the many roles he has held at Syracuse are student-athlete, graduate assistant, teacher, assistant coach, head coach, community stalwart, philanthropist, U.S. Olympian coach, and Hall of Fame member. In these roles, he has been the embodiment of Orange Pride. ­­­­­

I have also had recent discussions with Coach Boeheim about the Infractions Committee Report, and the future of his team and program. Coach Boeheim has assured me that he will respond thoughtfully and appropriately to the serious findings of the Infractions Committee Report. Coach Boeheim has also told me that he intends to retire as Head Coach in three years. His goal in making this decision and announcement now is to bring certainty to the team and program in the coming years, and enable and plan for a successful, longer-term transition in coaching leadership. Coach Boeheim’s commitment to ensuring that the men’s basketball program remains strong even after his tenure is just one more example of his deep loyalty to our University.

Peter Sala, the senior associate director of athletics for facilities and the managing editor of the Carrier Dome, will serve as the interim director of athletics.

The full statement from Syverud can be read here .






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