Jim Crews

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Jim Crews
Jim Crews Iraq (crop).jpg
Crews in Iraq, 2008
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Saint Louis
Record 55-14 (.797)
Biographical details
Born (1954-02-14) February 14, 1954 (age 60)
Normal, Illinois
Playing career
1972–1976 Indiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977–1985
1985–2002
2002–2009
2011–2012
2012–present
Indiana (assistant)
Evansville
Army
Saint Louis (assistant)
Saint Louis
Head coaching record
Overall 408-363 (.529)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MCC Champions (1987, 1989, 1992, 1993)
MCC Tournament Champions (1992, 1993)
MVC Champions (1999)
A10 Regular Season Champions (2013, 2014)
A10 Tournament Champions (2013)
Awards
MCC Coach of the Year (1987, 1989, 1992)
MVC Coach of the Year (1999)
A10 Coach of the Year (2013)
Sporting News National Coach of the Year (2013)
NABC Coach of the Year (2013)

Jim Crews (born February 14, 1954) is the head men's basketball coach for Saint Louis University. He was promoted to head coach after serving on an interim basis, following the health concerns, and eventual death, of former Billikens head coach Rick Majerus. He was on Majerus' staff since 2011. After leading the Billikens to a school-record 28 wins, Crews was formally named SLU's 25th head coach on April 12, 2013.

Crews spent the first 13 years of his adult life at Indiana University under Bob Knight. He played on the 1976 NCAA Championship-winning team, the last undefeated champion. After graduating, he served as an assistant on Knight's staff for eight years before moving to the University of Evansville in 1985. In 17 years, he led the Purple Aces to five NCAA Tournaments. His best team was the 1988-89 unit, which tallied the school's only NCAA Tournament win to date. He then coached at the United States Military Academy for seven years.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Evansville Purple Aces (Midwestern Collegiate Conference/Missouri Valley Conference) (1985–2002)
1985–86 Evansville 8–19 3–9 6th
1986–87 Evansville 16–12 8–4 T-1st
1987–88 Evansville 21–8 6–4 2nd NIT 2nd Round
1988–89 Evansville 25–6 10–2 1st NCAA 2nd Round
1989–90 Evansville 17–15 8–6 5th
1990–91 Evansville 14–14 7–7 T-5th
1991–92 Evansville 24–6 8–2 1st NCAA 1st Round
1992–93 Evansville 23–7 12–2 T-1st NCAA 1st Round
1993–94 Evansville 21–11 6–4 T-2nd NIT 1st Round
1994–95 Evansville 18–9 11–7 5th
1995–96 Evansville 13–14 9–9 T-5th
1996–97 Evansville 17–14 11–7 T-4th
1997–98 Evansville 15–15 9–9 T-6th
1998–99 Evansville 23–10 13–5 1st NCAA 1st Round
1999–00 Evansville 18–12 9–9 6th
2000–01 Evansville 14–16 9–9 6th
2001–02 Evansville 7–21 4–14 T-9th
Evansville: 294–209 (.584) 143–109 (.567)
Army Black Knights (Patriot League) (2002–2009)
2002–03 Army 5–22 0–14 8th
2003–04 Army 6–21 3–11 7th
2004–05 Army 3–24 1–13 8th
2005–06 Army 5–22 1–13 8th
2006–07 Army 15–16 4–10 T-6th
2007–08 Army 14–16 6–8 T-5th
2008–09 Army 11–19 6–8 4th
Army: 59–140 (.296) 21–77 (.214)
Saint Louis Billikens (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2012–present)
2012–13 Saint Louis 28–7 13–3 1st NCAA Third Round
2013–14 Saint Louis 27–7 13–3 1st NCAA Third Round
Saint Louis: 55–14(.797) 26–6 (.813)
Total: 408–363 (.529)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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