Tim Buckley (basketball)

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Tim Buckley
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1963-09-10) September 10, 1963 (age 53)
Aurora, Illinois
Playing career
1982–1984 Waubonsee CC
1984–1986 Bemidji State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1988 Bemidji State (asst.)
1988–1989 Rockford (asst.)
1989–1993 Rockford
1993–1994 Wisconsin (asst.)
1994–1999 Ball State (asst.)
1999–2000 Marquette (asst.)
2000–2006 Ball State
2006–2007 Iowa (asst.)
2007–2008 Marquette (asst.)
2008–2017 Indiana (associate head coach)
Head coaching record
Overall 143-139 (.507)

Tim Buckley (born September 10, 1963) is a college basketball coach.

Buckley was the former head coach at Ball State University from 2000-2006. He is best known for leading the Cardinals to upset wins over #3 Kansas and #4 UCLA during the 2001 Maui Invitational. Buckley was an assistant coach at the University of Iowa under Steve Alford, who left the Hawkeyes to take the head coaching job at the New Mexico Lobos. More recently he was an assistant coach at Marquette University where he is reunited with former Ball State player and 2006 MAC Freshman of the Year Maurice Acker, who transferred after Buckley was fired.

Buckley has also served as an assistant coach at Bemidji State (1986–88), Rockford College (1988–89, head coach 1989-93), Wisconsin (1993–94), Ball State (1994–99), Marquette (1999–2000), Iowa (2006–07), and back to Marquette (2007–08).

Personal life[edit]

Tim graduated from Aurora Central Catholic High School (Aurora, Illinois) in 1981 and went on to play two seasons at Waubonsee Community College before transferring to Bemidji State. He graduated with a B.S. in Communications from the latter in 1986, and also received an M.S. in Admin. of Physical Education in 1988. He is married to Shannon and has one daughter, Meredith.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Rockford College (N.I.I.C.) (1989–1993)
1989–1990 Rockford 16–9 6–3 T-2nd
1990–1991 Rockford 12–14 5–5 T-2nd
1991–1992 Rockford 14–12 7–3 2nd
1992–1993 Rockford 8–17 4–6 T-4th
Rockford: 50–52 (.490) 22–17
Ball State Cardinals (Mid-American Conference) (2000–2006)
2000–2001 Ball State 18–12 11–7 3rd (West)
2001–2002 Ball State 23–12 12–6 1st (West) NIT Quarterfinals
2002–2003 Ball State 13–17 8–10 4th (West)
2003–2004 Ball State 14–15 10–8 3rd (West)
2004–2005 Ball State 15–13 10–8 T-2nd (West)
2005–2006 Ball State 10–18 6–12 4th (West)
Ball State: 93–87 (.516) 57–51
Total: 143–139

      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


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