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Dunphy named most underrated coach

Temple's Fran Dunphy is regarded as the most underrated college basketball coach in America, according to a CBSSports.com poll.

Dunphy named most underrated coach

Fran Dunphy has 14 NCAA tournament appearances over a coaching career at Temple and Penn. (Mel Evans/AP)
Fran Dunphy has 14 NCAA tournament appearances over a coaching career at Temple and Penn. (Mel Evans/AP)

Temple's Fran Dunphy is regarded as the most underrated college basketball coach in America, according to a CBSSports.com poll.

Dunphy received 14 percent of the votes from a poll of more than 100 college coaches. St. Mary's Randy Bennett finished second at 9 percent.  

"I appreciate my peers thinking I have a clue about what I'm doing," Dunphy told CBSSports.com after learning he was voted the most underrated coach in America. "We're lucky to have the jobs we have."

The Delaware County native has compiled a 444-228 record and 14 NCAA tournament appearances over a coaching career at Temple and Penn. This past season, he guided the Owls to a 24-8 record and their first outright Atlantic Ten Conference regular-season title since the 1989-90 season.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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