Tim Buckley (September 10, 1963-) is a former head coach at Ball State University. He is best known for leading the Cardinals to upset wins over Kansas and UCLA during the 2001 Maui Invitational. Buckley was an assistant coach at the University of Iowa under Steve Alford, who left the Hawkeyes to take the head coaching job at the New Mexico Lobos. He was most recently an assistant coach at Marquette University where he is reunited with former Ball State player and 2006 MAC Freshman of the Year Maurice Acker, who transferred after Buckley was fired.
In April 2008, Buckley was hired by Tom Crean to be an assistant coach at Indiana University. Crean and Buckley worked together at Marquette.