James Alford
James Alford

Operations Assistant

Third Season

Alma Mater:
Arizona 2008


Memphis Basketball: ESPN College Game Day Sights and Sounds

Check out some of the sights and sounds from the college game day experience where the tigers took on the gonzaga bulldogs


Memphis Basketball Puts on Dunk Show in 82-59 Win Over Houston

Watch the full highlights and recap of the Tigers' first AAC home win on Thursday night, cruising past the Houston Cougars 82-59.


Memphis Basketball Wins Third Straight, Downing USF 80-58

Highlights and recap of the Tigers' 80-58 win over the USF Bulls on Sunday afternoon in FedExForum.


Memphis Basketball: On the Road To Philadelphia

Take a behind the scenes look at the Memphis men's basketball trip to the City of Brotherly Love to take on American Athletic Conference foe Temple. Go Tigers!


Memphis Basketball Knocks Off No. 12 Louisville on the Road

Highlights and full recap of the Tigers upset win over the No. 12 and reigning national champion Louisville Cardinals on the road Thursday night.


Memphis vs. CBU (Exhibition)

The Tigers hosted CBU in an exhibition game at FedExForum on Wednesday, November 7

• In his third season working for an NCAA Division I basketball program
• Moved from working college football to college basketball in 2011
• Prior to Memphis, spent two seasons as a graduate assistant on Les Miles' staff at LSU

• Oversees student-athletes' academic progress
• Assists with on-campus recruiting visits
• Oversees the Tigers basketball website, insidememphisbasketball.com, which provides glimpses inside the program, behind-the-scenes video footage and messages from head coach Josh Pastner

Memphis Operations Assistant (2011-present)
• Member of the Tigers staff that posted 57 wins (57-14 record) in two seasons
• Won 25 or more games both seasons, including 31 victories in 2012-13
• Tigers won swept the Conference USA regular-season and tournament titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13
• In 2012-13, Tigers went 31-5 overall and 16-0 in Conference USA
• The 30-win season was only the sixth in school history, and the 31 wins are tied for the fifth-most in the program's history
• The unblemished 16-0 league record was the Tigers' fourth in the last seven seasons
• Memphis swept the C-USA regular-season and tournament titles for the sixth time in the last eight seasons
• The Tigers earned an NCAA Tournament berth and advanced to the "Big Dance's" third round
• In 2011-12, Memphis won the C-USA regular season with a 13-3 league mark Memphis earned C-USA's automatic NCAA Tournament berth by winning the league tournament crown

Prior to Memphis
• Served a two-year stint on Les Miles' football staff at LSU from 2009-11
• During his time in Baton Rouge, was a graduate assistant coach for special teams (2009-10) and defense (2010-11)
• LSU posted a combined 20-6 record and made consecutive postseason trips, playing in the 2010 Capital One Bowl (19-17 loss to Penn State) and 2011 Cotton Bowl (41-24 win over Texas A&M)

• Metairie, La., native
• Graduated from Arizona in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in sociology
• Earned his master's degree in kinesiology from LSU in 2011
• Three-year football letterwinner at Arizona (2006-08)
• Served as a Wildcats student assistant coach (2009), working with the linebackers and special teams
• Helped the 2009 Arizona squad to an 8-5 record and a Las Vegas Bowl win over BYU

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