John Affleck (coach)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
John Affleck
Biographical details
Alma materTaylor '61
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Baseball
1964–1972Binghamton
Men's basketball
1972–1983Binghamton
Men's golf
1988–2003Binghamton
Head coaching record
OverallMen's basketball: 100-158 (.388)
Baseball: 46-56-1 (.451)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
6x District Coach of the Year
2003 America East Coach of the Year

John A. Affleck is an American former college sports coach. He coached baseball, men's basketball, and men's golf at Binghamton University, in addition to serving as an instructor and administrator. Under him, Binghamton's men's golf program qualified for nine NCAA Tournaments, including one in Division I. He is the only professor of physical education in the State University of New York (SUNY) system to have received the Chancellor's Award for Teaching.

Coaching career[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Affleck began his coaching career as the head coach of Harpur College's baseball program. (Harpur became part of the State University of New York system at the start of the 1965–1966 academic year, and was renamed State University of New York at Binghamton, as a result.)[1] Affleck coached the school's baseball program for nine seasons (1964–1972) and had an overall record of 46-56-1. SUNY Binghamton had its first 10-win season under Affleck when it went 10-6 in 1971.[2][3][4]

Men's basketball[edit]

At the start of the 1972–1973 academic year, Affleck left the baseball program to become the head coach of SUNY Binghamton's men's basketball program. He was the program's head coach for 11 seasons (1972–1973 to 1982–1983). His career record was 100-158. His teams finished with a winning percentage above .500 in only three of his eleven seasons, and they never finished better than .500 in SUNYAC play.[3][4][5]

Men's golf[edit]

In 1985, Affleck started a club men's golf program at SUNY Binghamton. Under him, men's golf became a varsity sport at the school for the start of the 1988–1989 season.[4] (In 1992, SUNY Binghamton began referring to itself simply as Binghamton University, and the change was reflected in the school's athletic programs.)[1] He served as Binghamton's head coach for 15 seasons (1988–1989 to 2002–2003), in which the team won 69 tournaments and qualified for nine NCAA Tournaments.[6] In seven NCAA Division III tournament appearances (1992–1998), Binghamton's highest finish was fourth place in 1993. The Bearcats also appeared in one Division II and one Division I tournament, as Binghamton's athletic program moved to higher divisions of the NCAA. In the 1999 NCAA Division II Northern Regional, Binghamton finished 11th out of 15 teams. In the 2003 NCAA Division I East Regional, Binghamton finished 22nd out of 27 teams.[7]

Affleck received individual recognition for his golf coaching career. He was named District Coach of the Year six times and the America East Conference Coach of the Year in 2003.[4]

Head coaching records[edit]

Men's basketball[edit]

The following is a table of Affleck's yearly records as an NCAA head men's basketball coach.[5]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
SUNY Binghamton (Independent (DIII)) (1972–1974)
1972–1973 SUNY Binghamton 11-9
1973–1974 SUNY Binghamton 9-15
Division III Independent: 20-24
Binghamton Bearcats (SUNYAC) (1974–1983)
1974–1975 SUNY Binghamton 13-10 5-5 3rd (East)
1975–1976 SUNY Binghamton 14-10 4-6 4th (East)
1976–1977 SUNY Binghamton 9-16 4-6 6th (East)
1977–1978 SUNY Binghamton 10-14 4-5 t-6th (East)
1978–1979 SUNY Binghamton 7-17 2-9 6th (East)
1979–1980 SUNY Binghamton 5-19 1-9 6th (East)
1980–1981 SUNY Binghamton 10-15 3-7 t-4th (East)
1981–1982 SUNY Binghamton 3-18 2-8 5th (East)
1982–1983 SUNY Binghamton 9-15 1-8 6th (East)
SUNYAC: 80-134 26-63
Total: 100-158

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

Baseball[edit]

The following is a table of Affleck's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[2]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Harpur/SUNY Binghamton (NCAA College Division Independent) (1964–1972)
1964 Harpur 2-8
1965 Harpur 5-3-1
1966 SUNY Binghamton 4-7
1967 SUNY Binghamton 3-6
1968 SUNY Binghamton 5-6
1969 SUNY Binghamton 3-8
1970 SUNY Binghamton 6-7
1971 SUNY Binghamton 10-6
1972 SUNY Binghamton 8-5
Total: 46-56-1

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

Hall of fame inductions[edit]

Affleck was inducted into the Binghamton University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History of Binghamton University". Binghamton.edu. Binghamton University Communications. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Baseball: Year-by-Year Record" (PDF). BUBearcats.com. Binghamton Sports Information. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Clardie, Stacy (July 29, 2013). "After 40 Years of Coaching, Affleck Leaves on Top". Press & Sun-Bulletin. p. D1. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "Binghamton Holds 8th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony". Binghamton.edu. Binghamton University Communications. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "2009-2010 Binghamton Bearcats Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). BUBearcats.com. Binghamton Sports Information. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  6. ^ "John Affleck: Induction Class of 2003". BUBearcats.com. Binghamton Sports Information. Archived from the original on May 2, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  7. ^ NCAA Appearances.pdf "Men's Golf NCAA Appearances" Check |archiveurl= value (help) (PDF). BUBearcats.com. Binghamton Sports Information. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.