Jim Larranaga Inducted in 2011

Coach Inducted in 2011
Jim Larrañaga Jim Larranaga, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2011
Photo credit: (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)
James Joseph Jim Larrañaga a Bronx native attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, where he starred on the varsity basketball team under coach Jack Curran and graduated in 1967. Later he played college basketball at Providence College in the 1970–71 season he led the Friars to a 20–8 record and an NIT appearance. He graduated as the fifth-highest scorer in school history with 1,258 career points, was the team's top scorer as a sophomore and junior, and was named New England's Division I Sophomore of the Year in 1969.

Larrañaga was selected in the sixth round of the 1971 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. He left the Pistons' rookie camp to take a coaching position at Davidson College after he was told he would not make the team. As a coach, he was a Davidson (assistant) (1971-76), American International coach (1977-79), Virginia (assistant) (1979-86), Bowling Green (1986-97), George Mason(1997-2011), and Miami (2011-present).

Career highlights 2× NCAA Division I Regional — Final Four (2006, 2023), MAC Regular Season (1997), 4× CAA Regular Season (1999, 2000, 2006, 2011), 3× CAA Tournament (1999, 2001, 2008), 2× ACC Regular Season (2013, 2023), and ACC Tournament (2013).

Personal awards Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award (2006), Adolph Rupp Cup (2013), AP College Coach of the Year (2013), Henry Iba Award (2013), Naismith College Coach of the Year (2013), MAC Coach of the Year (1997), 2× CAA Coach of the Year (1999, 2011), and 2× ACC Coach of the Year (2013, 2016).