Fran Dunphy named American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
The Temple men’s basketball coach earned the honor for the second straight year.
Fran Dunphy, head coach of Temple University men’s basketball, was named American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for the second straight season. The award is voted on by the league coaches and was presented at conference’s awards luncheon, held Thursday, March 10.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected by my peers as Coach of the Year in the American Athletic Conference,” said Dunphy. “This is really a programmatic award, in that our coaching staff has worked hard all year long and as it is a players’ game, they deserve much of the credit as well. This truly is a team honor.”
The Owls finished the regular season with a 20–10 overall record and went 14–4 in conference play. This marks the eighth 20-win season and third regular season conference championship during Dunphy’s 10-year tenure.
Dunphy, who passed former Head Coach John Chaney (516 wins) to become the all-time winningest coach in Big 5 history (523 wins), is also one of only eight coaches in the past 20 years to win regular season championships from three different conferences. In addition to the American Athletic Conference, he led teams to titles in the Atlantic 10 and Ivy League.
Dunphy earned Conference Coach of the Year two times from the Atlantic 10, four times from the Big 5 and was NABC District Coach of the Year in 2010.