BOISE, Idaho Boise State men’s basketball coach Greg Graham has added James Bailey to the men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach.
Bailey joins the Bronco staff after serving as the head coach at Willowridge High School in Houston, Texas, for the last eight seasons. At Willowridge, Bailey was responsible for all basketball operations and personnel management for five teams within the basketball program. During his tenure at Willowridge, Bailey averaged 23.5 wins per season and won the Bi-District Championship in 2002 and 2004, and won the area championship in 2004. While at Willowridge, Bailey coached 26 players who continued on to play at the collegiate level.
In 2006, Bailey’s high school number was retired at Willowrigde before he was inducted into it’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities, he served one year as president and three years on the board of directors for the Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association.
Before joining Willowridge, Bailey was the head coach at Kempner High School where he took a team that averaged five wins a season and turned it into a Houston-area top-15 ranked team and had six players continue on to play at the collegiate level.
Prior to coaching at the high school level, Bailey spent several years playing internationally after graduating from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., with a degree in special education. While at Bradley, he was named the 1990 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Player of the Year, was a two-time academic all-conference player and was named an N4A Academic All-American.
At Boise State, Bailey will instruct the perimeter players, assist in the program’s on-and-off campus recruiting, oversee basketball camp and clinic efforts, and perform various other duties.