Athlete/Coach, Basketball, 1981-1983
Tim Buckley has been a part of the basketball programs at a lot of colleges and universities over the years, but it all started when he played for the Chiefs in the early 1980s. In his sophomore year, he earned All-Skyway Conference before continuing his playing career at Bemidji State University (BSU) in Minnesota. BSU also gave him his start in coaching; he served as an assistant there before becoming the youngest head coach in the nation at Rockford College in 1989. Buckley has since worked with larger programs, serving as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin, Marquette University and the University of Iowa. He also worked as an assistant and then head coach at Ball State University for six seasons. While there he led the Cardinals to a MAC West Division title in 2001-2002, eventually reaching the Elite Eight of the NIT Tournament. Buckley is currently the top assistant coach at Indiana University.