Jim Boeheim Joins The 800 Club

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Thirty-three years after getting his first victory as Syracuse’s head coach, Jim Boeheim became the 8th coach to reach the 800 win milestone in men’s college basketball history.

Boeheim started his 34th season with the Orangemen with 799 wins and notched his 800th after his team defeated Albany 75-43 Monday night in the Carrier Dome.

The 65-year-old is third among active coaches in wins, only Mike Krzyzewski (833) and Jim Calhoun (805) have more wins than the Hall of Fame coach.

The all-time leader in wins is Bob Knight who amassed 902 victories before he left the sidelines.  Knight’s record is expected to fall to one of active leaders if they remain healthy, continue to recruit top-notch players, or don’t retire.

Boeheim captures 800th win in Syracuse rout (AP via Fox Sports)

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