PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Rutgers women’s basketball coach Vivian Stringer is elated that Temple is set to become one of the newest members of the Big East Conference.
The Owls will become a football member next season. Temple will join for all other sports in 2013-14.
“They should have been in the Big East,” she said at the Big East’s spring meetings. “John Chaney, that’s where he deserved to be playing.”
Chaney guided the Temple men’s basketball program to 17 NCAA tournament appearances – including five NCAA regional finals – during his 24-season career on North Broad Street. A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of the Fame, Chaney compiled 741 wins as a college coach before retiring in 2006. The coach was 516-252 at Temple, where he won seven Atlantic 10 titles.