Dunphy to replace Chaney at Temple
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – It looks as if Temple is going to replace
the legendary John Chaney with another Philadelphia collegiate coach.
The school has called a news conference for 3 p.m. (et) Monday, and according
to several reports, that’s when it’s expected Temple will announce the hiring
of Penn head coach Fran Dunphy to lead the Owls.
Dunphy posted a 310-163 record in 17 years with the Quakers. That includes 10
Ivy League titles. The Quakers went 20-9 this past season, won the Ivy crown,
but lost to Texas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The 57-year-old Dunphy will become only the fourth Temple head coach in the
last 54 years, after Chaney, Don Casey and Harry Litwack.
Chaney retired last month, leaving a sport where he has compiled 741 wins in
34 years as a head coach. The Owls went 17-15 this season, losing to Akron in
The 74-year-old Chaney had spent the last 24 seasons with the Owls. Temple’s
NIT appearance marked the 23rd straight postseason for the Owls. Seventeen of
those have been in the NCAA Tournament.