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Harrick is a 1960 graduate of Morris Harvey College, now known as the University of Charleston. He is of Lebanese ancestry.

His coaching career began at Morningside High School in Inglewood, California where he served as an assistant coach from 1964-1969 and as head coach from 1970-1973. He was then hired as an assistant coach at Utah State from 1974-1977. Harrick then spent two seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA from 1978-1979. He got his first collegiate head coaching job at Pepperdine University in 1979, where he led the school to four NCAA Tournament appearances and was a conference coach of the year four times.

In 1988, he returned to UCLA to assume head coaching duties after the firing of Walt Hazzard. During his first year, he recruited Don MacLean which helped turn the UCLA program around. During the 1994-1995 season, he led UCLA to the school's eleventh national championship in school history and its first since the 1974-1975 season. Shortly before the start of the 1996-97 season, he was fired by UCLA for falsifying receipts at a student-athlete recruiting dinner. However, the NCAA exonerated Harrick of this offense.

After a one-year hiatus, Harrick returned to coaching by accepting the head coach position at the University of Rhode Island. He coached the Rams for two seasons, (from 1997-1999), where in both years they qualified for the NCAA Tournament. During the 1998 tournament, the Rams upset Kansas in the second round and reached the Midwest Regional finals but were defeated by Stanford 79-77.

After the season, he left URI to become the head coach at the University of Georgia. He served there for three seasons (1999-2002), leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament twice following a 1st-year losing record. He resigned from his position and retired from coaching after several scandals during his reign at Georgia came to public light, one involving his son Jim Harrick, Jr. who was served as his assistant coach.

He is now serving as a college basketball analyst for the southern California affiliate of Fox Sports Net, FSN Prime Ticket.

On June 13, 2006, Harrick accepted a basketball coaching job with the Bakersfield Jam, a NBA Development League team.

-1999: Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship (Rhode Island)
-1995: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship (UCLA)
-1995: National Coach of the Year (Naismith, NABC)
-1992, 1995-1996: Pac 10 Confernce Championship (UCLA)
-1992, 1995-1996: Pac 10 Coach of the Year (UCLA)
-1990: Morris Harvey College-University of Charleston Golden Eagle Sports Hall of Fame
-1981-1983, 1985-1986: West Coast Athletic Conference Championship (Pepperdine)
-1982-1983, 1985-1986: West Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year (Pepperdine)
-14-Time NCAA Division I Tournament
-Winning Percentage: 451-227 (.665

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