Thursday, April 3, 2014

Boston College To Hire Jim Christian As Head Coach

Jim Christian
Jim Christian will become the new head coach of Boston College.

Jeff Goodman of ESPN tweeted this out:

Jason Arkley the Ohio U. beat writer for the Athens (Oh) Messenger was on top of it.

OSG sources have also confirmed that.

Christian coached the last two years at Ohio U. and compiled a 49-21 record including a pair of post-season tournaments.  This season the Bobcats played in the tournament  losing in the first round to VMI.

Before Ohio U. Christian was the head coach at TCU were the Horned Frogs mediocre at best.  Christian had one winning season in Ft. Worth and compiled a record of 56-73 during his four years at TCU.

The most impressive portion of Christian's coaching resume is his tenure at Kent State.  In six seasons Christian led the Golden Flashes to four MAC East division titles and 2 MAC Championships.  He also led Kent State to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances losing in the first round each.

On the surface it's a hire that won't create a lot of buzz and this is about as good as Boston College can get. Christian will have quite of an adjustment though coaching in the ACC.

Christian's first order of business at B-C should be convincing Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson to stay.

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