John Chaney, 89, Temple’s commanding basketball coach, dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) John Chaney, among the country’s leading Black coaches and a commanding figure throughout a Hall of Popularity basketball profession at Temple, has actually passed away. He was 89.

His death was revealed by the university Friday.

Chaney led Temple to 17 NCAA Competition looks over 24 seasons, consisting of 5 NCAA local finals. Chaney had 741 wins as a college coach. He was two times called nationwide coach of the year and his groups at Temple won 6 Atlantic 10 conference titles.

He ended up being a de facto daddy to lots of his gamers, numerous concerning Temple from damaged houses, violent trainings and bad schools. He typically stated his greatest objective was just to offer bad kids an opportunity to get an education.

Chaney was an enforcing existence on the court – uneasy, irritable, his otherwise natty clothing in disarray by the end of the video game. Frequently, as he exhorted his group, he put himself in circumstances he later on was sorry for. He was understood for an intense mood — sending out a gamer into a 2005 video game to devote difficult fouls. Chaney served a suspension and said sorry.

In 1994, he had a heated exchange following a video game versus UMass in which he threatened to eliminate coach John Calipari. Chaney said sorry and was suspended for a video game. The 2 later ended up being pals.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.