April 3, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Jim Christian has resigned as head coach of the men's basketball program at Ohio University to accept the same position at Boston College, the school announced today. A national search for a successor will begin immediately.
"I want to thank Jim Christian for all he did for our program during his tenure," said Ohio Athletics Director Jim Schaus. "I wish he and his family the very best in the future. Moving forward, we will begin a national search immediately. Ohio University is a special place with a strong basketball tradition of success. I am extremely confident that we will attract a high level coach soon who will help us continue to build our program to the highest level of excellence."
In two years at the helm of the Bobcat program, Christian compiled a 49-22 (.603) record with two postseason appearances.
This past season, Christian guided Ohio to the Quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT), which marked the squad's fifth-consecutive postseason appearance. Ohio's CIT bid occurred following a 25-12 season in which the team tied a school record with 10 road wins.
In his first season at the helm in Athens, Christian earned NABC District 14 Coach of the Year honors after leading the Bobcats to a share of their first MAC regular season title since the 1993-94 campaign. The Bobcats earned a berth in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) for the first time since 1995 and tied the Ohio program records with 14 league wins.