Posted February 14, 2020

Owl in the family: Aaron McKie's Temple-made team

New Temple men’s head coach Aaron McKie wasn’t just seeking a skilled coaching staff as he got set to take over for legendary coach Fran Dunphy—he wanted a basketball family.

Aaron McKie and coaches, players huddle
Photography By: 
Joseph V. Labolito

When new Temple men’s basketball Head Coach Aaron McKie found out he would be taking over for the legendary Fran Dunphy in 2019, he realized he didn’t have to go looking far and wide for coaches as tough and fearless and determined to win as he is. 

Instead, he simply had to head to the old neighborhood, almost as if he were putting together a pickup game, gathering the gang for a run, maybe ’til the sun goes down, maybe ’til the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament finally comes calling.

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