Jack Leaman
1932-2004

pre-UMass - at UMass - Pictures

Passed away on March 6, 2004.

The UMass home court was dedicated to him on February 25, 2006.


at UMass

Color Commentator, UMass Radio Network, 1994-2004




Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball, 1991-94



Head Coach, Women's Basketball, 1986-87




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



Hall of Fame painting Head Coach, 1966-79


Record at UMass
SeasonRecordNotables
1966-6711-14 (7-3 YC) 
1967-6814-11 (8-2 YC)YC Co-Champion
1968-6917-7 (9-1 YC)YC Co-Champion
1969-7018-7 (8-2 YC)YC Co-Champion
NIT appearance
1970-7123-4 (10-0 YC)Co-Captained by Julius Erving
YC Champions
NIT appearance
Team photo
1971-7214-12 (6-4 YC) 
1972-7320-7 (10-2 YC)YC Champions
NIT second round
Team photo
1973-7421-5 (11-1 YC)Captained by Al Skinner
YC Champions
NIT appearance
1974-7518-8 (10-2 YC)YC Champions
NIT appearance
1975-7621-6 (11-1 YC)YC Champions
1976-7720-11 (3-4 ECBL)NIT second round
1977-7815-12 (5-5 E-8) 
1978-795-22 (0-10 E-8) 
TotalsOverall: 217-126 (.632)
Conference: 98-37 (.726)



Assistant Coach, 1961-66


pre-UMass

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Boston University Terriers, NCAA, 1955-60
#10, Guard, 5' 10"


1958-59 Terriers: 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.)



Served in the US Army for two years, from which he was honorably discharged in 1955.
A Boston native, Leaman graduated from Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School in 1951.


Pictures

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BU player photo
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as a player at BU
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Leaman and BU coach Zunic, 1958-59
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BU 1958-59 team photo (Leaman front row, first on left. Zunic back row, first on left.)
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UMass Coach
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UMass Coach
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with Billy Tindall
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at the Maui Invitational, 11/26/2003
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at the Maui Invitational, 11/26/2003
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at Fordham, 2/21/2004
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with John McCutcheon and Al Skinner, 2/18/2004
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with Al Skinner, 2/18/2004
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with Julius Erving, 2/18/2004
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addressing the crowd on Al Skinner night, 2/18/2004
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with Al Skinner and Julius Erving, 2/18/2004
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radio interview with Julius Erving, 2/18/2004


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