One last time could very well be Fran Dunphy’s motto for the 2018-2019 season.
According to multiple news outlets, Temple Men’s Basketball head coach, Fran Dunphy, will be stepping down after his 13th season. The 17-16 record for the Owls 2017-2018 season capped Dunphy’s 12 the season with Temple. Dunphy’s overall record with Temple is
247-152 prior to a 310-163 record with Penn. He is one of five coaches that have won over 200 games at two different division one schools in addition to being the winningest coach in The BIg 5 with 221 wins.
Despite all of Dunphy’s accomplishments and his impeccable contributions to the community, including his Coaches vs. Cancer philanthropy and teaching in The Fox School of Business, a new regime is not out of line for the Temple Owls. Even though Dunphy has led the Owls to seven NCAA Tournament appearances in his 12 seasons, Temple has found themselves out of the big dance for four of the last five seasons. Also, the team has never made it to the sweet sixteen under him.
Aaron Mckie is no stranger to the program. He was a Temple Owl under John Chaney and a pretty good one at that. He is number six on the all-time leading scorer’s list with 1,650 points and led the Owls to the Elite Eight in 1993. He was then drafted in the first round of the 1994 NBA draft where he played in the league for 13 seasons. Eight of which were played with the Sixers. McKie then served as an assistant coach on for the Sixers before making his way back to Temple where he has been an assistant coach under Dunphy for four seasons.
Temple University has not confirmed or made an official statement on these reports. Philly.com, 6 ABC, and CBS Sports have all attributed an unnamed source, that has yet to be confirmed.
This is a developing story. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
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