If Temple loses its opener to Penn Monday night, head coach Fran Dunphy will see his winning percentage with the Owls drop to .655 ... which is fitting because that was his winning percentage in 17 seasons with the Quakers.
After starting 18-26, Dunphy's Temple teams are 92-31 since mid-January of his second season with them.
His 22 seasons coaching Division I basketball in the city is behind only the 24 put up by his predecessor on North Broad Street and a pair of quarter-century coaches.
The city's coaches who have spent 15 or more consecutive years on the Division I level (all records are through the 2010-11 season):
|Bill Ferguson||Saint Joseph's||25||1929-53||309-208||.598|
|Phil Martelli||Saint Joseph's||16||1996-11||300-209||.589|
|Speedy Morris||La Salle||15||1987-01||238-203||.540|