|Team||Riverside City College|
August 22, 1955 |
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1977–1978||Louisiana Tech (asst.)|
|1978–1982||East Central Oklahoma State (asst.)|
|1982–1985||Central Missouri State (asst.)|
|1985–1991||Central Missouri State|
|1991–1994||Southwest Texas State|
|1998–2000||Chicago Bulls (asst.)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Southland Tournament Championship (1994)|
James Allen Wooldridge (born August 22, 1955) is an American former college basketball coach and athletic director at Riverside City College. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Woolridge played on Putnam City High School's class 4A state basketball championship team in 1972. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Louisiana Tech in 1977, then earned a master’s degree in education from East Central University in 1979.
Wooldridge previously held the head coaching position at Central Missouri State, Southwest Texas State University, Kansas State University and Louisiana Tech University. He was also an assistant with the Chicago Bulls during the 1998–99 and 1999–2000 seasons under former college teammate Tim Floyd.
During his coaching career, he has inherited an NCAA sanctioned Louisiana Tech team and a Kansas State team that had won just nine games the previous season. While improving the Kansas State Wildcats program, he was unable to reach the postseason and was ultimately let go. He went on to work in the athletic department for Texas State before becoming the head coach at UC Riverside. In his first year at UC Riverside, Wooldridge led the team to their first postseason victory in four years; a 62–54 victory over Cal Poly in the first round of the Big West tournament. In his second year, he tied the record for most wins in a season at UC Riverside since moving to the Division I level. His former assistant at Texas State and Kansas State Mike Miller is the head coach of the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League and was previously the head coach at Eastern Illinois.
After stepping down as head coach of UC Riverside basketball, Wooldridge was named interim Athletic Director at UC Riverside in July 2013 and later named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in January 2014. After two years in this role, Wooldridge resigned in 2015. In July 2015, Wooldridge was named Interim Athletic Director at Riverside City College. The "interim" title was dropped in summer of 2016.
Head coaching record
|Central Missouri State Mules (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (1985–1991)|
|1985–86||Central Missouri State||17–10||9–3||2nd|
|1986–87||Central Missouri State||20–8||8–6||3rd|
|1987–88||Central Missouri State||18–10||8–6||4th|
|1988–89||Central Missouri State||22–9||8–6||4th||NCAA Tournament (Div. II)|
|1989–90||Central Missouri State||27–6||12–4||2nd||NCAA Tournament (Div. II)|
|1990–91||Central Missouri State||27–5||13–3||2nd||NCAA Tournament (Div. II)|
|Central Missouri State:||131–48 (.732)||58–28 (.674)|
|Southwest Texas State Bobcats (Southland Conference) (1991–1994)|
|1991–92||Southwest Texas State||7–20||4–14||8th|
|1992–93||Southwest Texas State||14–13||9–9||5th|
|1993–94||Southwest Texas State||25–7||14–4||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|Southwest Texas State:||46–40 (.535)||27–27 (.500)|
|Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (Sun Belt Conference) (1994–1998)|
|Louisiana Tech:||52–59 (.468)||34–38 (.472)|
|Kansas State Wildcats (Big 12 Conference) (2000–2006)|
|Kansas State:||83–90 (.480)||32–64 (.333)|
|UC Riverside Highlanders (Big West Conference) (2007–2013)|
|UC Riverside:||70–112 (.424)||30–58 (.386)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Jim Wooldridge". Kansas State University Athletics. Archived from the original on June 9, 2003. Retrieved April 25, 2017.