Fran Dunphy

Fran Dunphy

College coach infobox

Name = Fran Dunphy
Sport = Basketball
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DateOfBirth = birth date and age|1948|10|5
Birthplace = flagicon|United States Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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College = Temple
Title = Head coach
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Championships = Ivy League Regular Season Championship (1993,
1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
Atlantic Ten Conference Tournament Championship (2008)
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Years = 1967–1970
Team = La Salle
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CoachYears = 1971–1975
CoachTeams = Army (asst.)
Malvern Prep
La Salle (asst.)
American (asst.)
La Salle (asst.)
Penn (asst.)
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Fran Dunphy (born 1948) is the head men's basketball coach at Temple University. He succeeded John Chaney in 2006.

Coaching career

Dunphy was introduced as the head coach at Temple on April 10, 2006 after legendary Owls coach John Chaney retired the previous month. By taking the job, Dunphy became the first man ever to lead two Big 5 basketball programs.

In 1989, Dunphy was named the 16th head coach at Penn. He compiled a 310-163 overall record and won 10 Ivy League titles in his 17-year career. Dunphy's 310 wins are the most by any Penn coach and are second all-time in the Ivy League to Princeton's Pete Carril. His Quaker teams won 48 straight Ivy League games and four league titles from 1992 through 1996. His 1993-94 team had a 25-3 record and was ranked 25th in the CNN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll, the program’s first such ranking since 1978-79. In 1994, Penn upset sixth-seed Nebraska 90-80 in the NCAA Tournament.

Dunphy vs. the Ivy League
* Brown 28-6
* Columbia 28-6
* Cornell 30-4
* Dartmouth 30-4
* Harvard 29-5
* Princeton 20-15
* Yale 26-9

Before joining Penn’s coaching staff, Dunphy was an assistant under Speedy Morris at his alma mater, La Salle University (1985-86 through 1987-88). His coaching career began at the United States Military Academy (1971-72), where he served as an assistant under head coach Dan Dougherty. In 1975, he left Army to become head coach of his high school alma mater, Malvern Prep. He remained there until becoming Lefty Ervin’s assistant at La Salle University (1979-80). The following year, Dunphy joined current Maryland head coach Gary Williams’ staff at American University. He returned to La Salle in 1985, serving one more season under Ervin and assisting Speedy Morris for two seasons. He left La Salle to become head coach Tom Schneider's top assistant at Penn in 1988. Dunphy succeeded Schneider as Penn head coach a year later.


In 2008 Dunphy coached Temple to the Atlantic 10 tournament championship. He also won the Herb Good Eastern Coach of the Year Award for the 2007-08 season. They lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament in a close game to Michigan State.


A 1970 La Salle graduate with a degree in marketing, Dunphy played under head coach Tom Gola. As a junior, he helped the Explorers to a 23-1 record. He served as a co-captain his senior year when he averaged 18.6 ppg and led the team in assists, while also being named the MVP of the annual Quaker City Basketball Tournament. In 1979, he earned a Master’s degree in counseling and human relations from Villanova University. In addition, he completed his coursework toward his doctorate in counseling and student development at American University.For High School he attended Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, PA.


Dunphy and his wife, Ree, reside in Villanova, Pennsylvania with their son, J.P.He is very close to his family and the Dunphy family and extended family including his Mother Josephine, his sisters Jane and Joanne and brother Philadelphia business legend Dennis Dunphy are regulars at the Temple games. Dunphy is good friends with Saint Joseph's University coach Phil Martelli.


* [ Fran Dunphy at Temple University Athletics website]

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