Boston College Introduces Christian In Teleconference

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Boston College Athletics Director Brad Bates and former Ohio head coach Jim Christian held a teleconference Thursday to introduce Christian as the new head coach of the Eagles.

Christian accepted the position Thursday and said he took the job because of the tradition of the Boston College program, stating he looks at “programs historically, not just where they are right now.”

Christian said that he has not determined who his assistant coaches will be at Boston College and that his top assistant, Bill Wuczynski, will be pursuing the Ohio coaching position.

Before interviewing for the Boston College position, Christian called each Ohio player individually to inform them of the process. He also talked with the players Thursday at 3:15 p.m. to tell them he accepted the Boston College head coaching job.

“I really thought that my job at Ohio was going to be my last stop, but you never know when an opportunity is going to knock," Christian said.

"Something came up that was too great to pass up."

Boston College will officially introduce Christian as the Boston College head coach next Tuesday. Ohio AD Jim Schaus said that Ohio will start a national search immediately for the next men's basketball head caoch.

"Moving forward, we will begin a national search immediately," Schaus said. "Ohio University is a special place with a strong basketball tradition of success. I am extremely confident that we will attract a high level coach soon who will help us continue to build our program to the highest level of excellence."