Boston College coach Jim Christian has the Eagles men’s basketball program trending in the right direction again, and for that, he earned a two-year extension according to college basketball insider Jon Rothstein.
The financial details were not disclosed, but Christian is now signed on to stay in Chestnut Hill through the 2021-22 season.
Boston College's Jim Christian has received a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season, per multiple sources.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 25, 2018
Boston College has yet to go to the NCAA Tournament in four seasons under Christian, but in 2017-18, he helped the program record its first winning season since 2010-11. This last season, the Eagles also went 7-11 in the ACC, which was their best conference mark since 2012-13.
Christian, though, will have a tough coaching job ahead of him next season with his top two scorers, guards Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman, both declaring for the NBA draft. Next season, Boston College will be looking to earn its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2009.
In four years at Boston College, Christian has posted a 48-83 record. That’s obviously not great, but he took over a program four years ago that was in shambles and led them from an 0-18 conference mark during the 2015-16 season back to respectability last season.
Christian has also coached at Kent State, TCU and Ohio. He owns an all-time record of 290-237.