Malvern’s Alumni Leadership Speaker Series kicked off on Friday, Oct. 7, with a visit from Fran Dunphy ‘66, one of the all-time winningest coaches in Philadelphia Big 5 history.
The 17th head coach in Temple's 108-year history of men's basketball, Dunphy, who owns a 420-220 overall record and 110-57 mark at Temple, is the first person to serve as the head men's basketball coach at two Philadelphia Big 5 institutions. After 17 years, nine NCAA Tournament bids and 310 wins as head coach at Penn, Dunphy moved north to Temple to replace the legendary John Chaney.
One of the most respected coaches in the nation, Dunphy has personified success over his coaching career. He was head basketball coach at Malvern Prep from 1975-79, before becoming an assistant coach at La Salle University. His impressive resume includes 13 NCAA bids, 13 conference titles, 13 20-win seasons, five Philadelphia Big 5 City Series titles, seven Conference Players of the Year, three Conference Rookies of the Year, five perfect Conference seasons and 48 All-Conference honorees.
Dunphy told his Malvern brothers that leadership requires sacrifice and comes in many different forms. Highlights of his talk appear below.