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Jack Leaman

  • Head Coach
  • Seasons: 1966-67 through 1978-79
  • Assistant Coach
  • Seasons: 1961-62 through 1965-66
  • Birthdate: December 22, 1932
  • Date of Death: March 6, 2004 (age 71)

Coaching - at UMass

Leaman coaching at UMass

UMass (Head Coach, 1966-79)

Head Coaching Record

SeasonOverallWin %ConfWin %PlacePost-Season
1966-6711-14.4407-3.7003rdnone
1967-6814-11.5608-2.8001st (tie)none
1968-6917-7.7089-1.9001st (tie)none
1969-7018-7.7208-2.9001st (tie)NIT First Round
1970-7123-4.85210-0.9001stNIT First Round
1971-7214-12.5386-4.6002nd (tie)none
1972-7320-7.74110-2.8331stNIT Quarterfinals
1973-7421-5.80811-1.9171stNIT First Round
1974-7518-8.69210-2.8331stNIT First Round
1975-7621-6.77811-1.9171stnone
1976-7720-11.6453-4.4296thNIT Quarterfinals
1977-7815-12.5565-5.5003rdnone
1978-795-22.1850-10.0008thnone
Totals217-126.63298-37.726

UMass (Assistant Coach, 1961-66)

UMass Athletics

Women's Basketball (Head Coach, 1986-87)

  • Led Minutewomen to 14-12 record, the team's only winning season from 1980-95

Women's Basketball (Assistant Coach, 1991-94)

  • Helped rebuild program from 0-27 season in 1990-91 to subsequent records of 4-24, 11-15, and 14-14

UMass Radio Network (Color Commentator, 1994-2004)

  • Three times during those 10 seasons, Leaman teamed with announcers Bob Behler (2001, 2003) and Mark Vandermeer (1996) to earn Best Play-By-Play honors from the Associated Press.

Stockbridge School of Agriculture

  • Following his time as UMass head coach, Leaman served as the athletic director of UM's Stockbridge School of Agriculture, as well as the Stockbridge men's basketball and golf coach.

Pre-UMass

BU 1958-59

Player - Boston University

  • Seasons: 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59
  • Number: 10
  • Position: G
  • Height: 5' 10“
  • Hometown: Boston, MA
  • High School: Cambridge Rindge & Latin (1951)
  • Led team in scoring and assists in each of his three varsity seasons (1956-57 through 1958-59)
  • Team captain and MVP in 1958-59
  • Led the Terriers to an overall record of 20-7 in 1958-59, and a trip to the NCAA East Regional final
  • Inducted to the BU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977
  • Earned a bachelor's degree in 1959 and a master's degree in 1960

1958-59 BU Season: In his seventh season with the team, head coach Matt Zunic (who would start coaching at UMass next season) led the Terriers to their first-ever NCAA tournament berth after a 20-7 season. Seniors Jack Leaman and Bob Cumings led the team to a first-round victory over Connecticut at New York's Madison Square Garden. (Leaman: 5 FGs, 5 FTs, 15 points.) Three days later, the Terriers bested 18th-ranked Navy to give the program its first 20-win season. (Leaman 5-16 FGs, 3-4 FTs, 2 rebs, 4 fouls, 13 points.) The magic ended when West Virginia, led by future NBA Hall-of-Famer Jerry West, ousted BU, 86-82. (Leaman 3-9 FGs, 4-4 FTs, 3 rebs, 4 fouls, 10 points.)

  • Played on BU's Freshman team in 1955-56

Assistant Coach - Boston University

  • Served on the BU staff for four seasons (1956-60)

US Army

  • Served for two years, from which he was honorably discharged in 1955

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