Linked below is an article written by PhillyVoice contributor Paul Franklin on Temple head coach Fran Dunphy. Dunphy is one of the few head basketball coaches that actually teaches a class on campus (Dunphy’s course: Management, Theory & Practice: From the Locker Room to the Board Room). Dunphy is one of the classiest guys in our profession and I loved hearing some of his thoughts on the duties a coach has outside of winning basketball games.
“If somebody asks you to do something, you can’t do everything, but you have to do something,’’ he reasoned. “They don’t give you this job just to coach the team. They give you it to represent. I think it’s wrong if you don’t, and you’re misreading what the job is all about.”
For more on Dunphy:
-Fran Dunphy clinic notes (LINK)
-Cool piece where a former Penn player breaks down the contrasting styles between Dunphy and former Penn coach (and current Uconn assistant) Glen Miller (LINK)
-Dunphy applauds 11-year-old reporter after tough NCAA Tournament loss (LINK)