Miami Hurricanes and AP Basketball Coach of the Year Jim Larrañaga
Master motivator and community builder
What a year it’s been so far for Jim Larrañaga: A 29 and 7 record coaching the University of Miami Hurricanes basketball team, reaching the NCAA Sweet 16. The Associated Press Coach of the Year Award. And very recently a new contract with the ‘Canes that will take him to 2022. If all continues going well, Larrañaga will be a leader in top level college basketball about a decade beyond the retirement age of most of his peers.
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Coach Larrañaga accepted the University of Miami job in April 2011, after having led George Mason University in Virginia for 14 seasons, compiling a 68% win record and making the NCAA Final Four in 2006. Before that he was at Bowling Green in Ohio for 11 seasons, winning 58% of their games.