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Jim Christian accepts Boston College head coaching position

According to several sources, including the Boston College athletics website, former Ohio Bobcats head coach Jim Christian has agreed to become the 12th head coach of the Boston College Eagles.

Christian, a Boston University alum, led the Bobcats to a 49-22 record in his two seasons in Athens but never reached the NCAA Tournament despite his 25-9 record in MAC games.

His first stop as a head coach came at Kent State in 2002 after spending a year as an assistant under Stan Heath, who took the Arkansas job after the Golden Flashes’ Elite Eight run. In his six seasons leading KSU, he amassed 137 wins, made three NIT appearances, and two trips to the NCAA Tournament.

He accepted the same position at TCU in 2008, where he remained for four seasons. Following his fourth — and most successful — season in Fort Worth, he was named head coach at Ohio University in 2012, where he had the chance to coach one of the best to ever put on a Bobcats uniform in guard D.J. Cooper.

Boston College began the search for their next head coach after they fired Steve Donahue following his fourth season in Chestnut Hill. In his first season, he led the Eagles to the second round of the NIT but followed it up with three less-than-stellar seasons. In total, he was just 54-76 in his four years with BC.

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