Larranaga gets contract extension at Miami (Fla.)

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Jim Larranaga has been given a contract extension that retains him as the men's basketball coach at Miami (Fla.) through the 2021-22 season, the school said.

Mason's Larranaga heads to Miami (Fla.)

CORAL GABELS, Fla., April 22 (UPI) -- Jim Larranaga, the all-time leader for coaching victories at George Mason, is taking over the men's basketball program at Miami (Fla.), the school said Friday.

Larranaga, George Mason extend contract

FAIRFAX, Va., March 31 (UPI) -- George Mason men's basketball Coach Jim Larranaga agreed to a contract extension through the 2015-16 season, the Virginia school said Wednesday.

Travis Ford not going to Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 11 (UPI) -- Travis Ford has taken his name out of the running and Providence College remains without a head men's basketball coach.

Larranaga gets extension at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va., April 2 (UPI) -- George Mason University has given Jim Larranaga a three-year extension as coach of the men's basketball team.

Larranaga gets 400th career victory

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- George Mason University men's basketball Coach Jim Larranaga joined the 400-victory club Wednesday when his Patriots thumped Delaware 70-58.

Larranaga gets contract extension from GMU

FAIRFAX, Va., April 27 (UPI) -- Men's basketball coach Jim Larranaga of George Mason Wednesday received a contract extension through the 2011-12 season.

Seton Hall wants to talk to Larranaga

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., April 6 (UPI) -- Jim Larranaga has surfaced as a potential candidate for the vacant job as men's basketball coach at Seton Hall University.

George Mason extends Larranaga's contract

FAIRFAX, Va., March 31 (UPI) -- George Mason University Wednesday extended the contract of men's basketball Coach Jim Larranaga two years through 2009.

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Jesse Young suspended at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Star forward Jesse Young of George Mason Monday was suspended from the men's basketball team.

James Larranaga (born October 2, 1949 in the Bronx, New York) is an American college basketball coach and the head coach of the George Mason Patriots men's basketball team. He became a media darling during the Patriots' improbable run to the Final Four of the 2006 NCAA tournament.

Growing up in the Bronx, one of six children, Larranaga attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, NY, where he starred on the basketball varsity under coach Jack Curran, graduating in 1967. He went on to play basketball at Providence College, He was the basketball team captain as a senior, 1970–71, leading Providence College to a 20–8 record and a NIT appearance. He graduated as the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,258 points and was the team’s top scorer as a sophomore and junior, being named New England’s Division I Sophomore of the Year in 1969. (Larranaga's time at Providence was recognized with his induction into the Providence College Hall of Fame in 1991.) He graduated from Providence in 1971 with an economics degree, and was selected in the sixth round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. He never sought an NBA career, opting instead to go into coaching.

Immediately after graduating from Providence, he took a job as an assistant to Terry Holland at Davidson College, also serving as the freshman team coach. In his five years under Holland, Davidson won three regular-season Southern Conference titles and reached the NIT once, and he also amassed a 47–12 record as freshman coach. In 1976, he moved to Belgium in order to serve as player-coach for a professional club, but only stayed there for one season.

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