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Boston College has found a new boss.
Ohio University men’s basketball coach Jim Christian has agreed in principle to become the new head coach at BC, multiple sources told both ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Jason Arkley of The Athens Messenger.
Christian has posted a 49-21 record in two years at Ohio, leading the Bobcats to the championship game of the Mid-American Conference in 2012-13. He has previously held head coaching jobs at Kent State — where he won MAC coach of the year honors in 2002 and 2008 — and TCU.
A native of Bethpage, N.Y., Christian played his college ball in New England, first at Boston University and later at Rhode Island, in the 1980s.
Boston College went 8-24 and 4-14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season under former head coach Steve Donahue, who was fired in March. The Eagles have not reached the NCAA tournament since 2009.
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Jim Christian has been named the head coach at Boston College, sources confirmed to CBSSports.com.
ESPN.com and the Athens Messenger first reported the news.
Christian has been at Ohio for the last two seasons, going 49-22 after taking over for John Groce. He spent the previous four seasons at TCU, after going to two NCAA Tournaments in six seasons at Kent State.
Boston College has a new head basketball coach.
Jim Christian has been named the head coach at Boston College according to ESPN.com.
Boston College has agreed in principle to a deal with Ohio University's Jim Christian, multiple sources told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 3, 2014
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Most Wins, Last 4 Years
113 - Boston College
105 - North Dakota
104 - Denver
97 - Minnesota
90 - Denver, Quinnipiac
#cawlidgehawkey— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) April 3, 2014Here's a great statistic from ESPN'S John Buccigross. UND has the second most wins the last four years.