Jim Yarbrough Grows a Tradition of Success at Southeastern Louisiana University By Steve Blount

At Southeastern Louisiana University, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Yarbrough has led the Lions in six winning seasons. With 96 wins to date, his record is third in school history and his winning percentage of .527 is the best the school has seen. Under his leadership, the team has developed into one of Louisiana’s top Division I programs.

Since beginning as an eighth grade basketball coach 24 seasons ago, Yarbrough has taken great strides in his coaching career. He spent six highly successful years coaching at the College of Charleston, and then accepted his first head coaching job in 2000 at Valdosta State University. Yarbrough was subsequently appointed Southeastern’s head coach in June 2005.

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Yarbrough graduated from Florida State University and is married with two children.

About the Author:
A sports enthusiast and graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Steve Blount of Lake Charles, Louisiana, serves as the current president of the Moss Bluff Recreational Basketball League. Additionally, he coaches youth teams and runs Buddy Ball Sports, LLC. Steve Blount is the owner of Professional Retirement Consultants, LLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


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