Herb Magee


Local, Philadelphia University

Area native who played his high school basketball at West Catholic High

Played basketball at Philadelphia College of Textile and Science (1959-63)

Career stats: 24.3 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 50.0 FG%, 85.8 FT%

Ended his career as the school’s all time leading scorer with 2235 points

2 time first five All-Star Team selection at the Quantico Marines Christmas Tournament (1960, 1961)

Selected as the MOP of the Quantico Marines Christmas Tournament (1960)

3 time selection All-Small College Team, Philadelphia area (1959-63)

3 times selected as the most outstanding small college player, Philadelphia area (1960-63)

2 time All-American selection (1962-63)

Member of the Rams Eastern Regional Championship team (1963)

Holds the Rams single season record for Points Per Game with 29.1 (1961-62)

Current rank on the Ram’s career leaders

  • 3rd in PTS [2235]

Drafted with the 62nd pick in the NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics (1963)

Opted for a career in coaching instead, joining the staff at his alma mater upon graduation


Head Coach of the Philadelphia University Rams (1967-Present)


Career record heading into the 2008-09 season is 855-340 with a .715 winning %


Has averaged 20.9 wins per year as head coach of Philadelphia University


Has had 28 twenty plus winning seasons with the Rams


Has taken the Rams to 23 NCAA tournaments appearances


Has led the Rams to 3 NCAA Regional Championships (1970, 1991, 1993)


Head Coach of the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Champion Rams (1970)


Named Kodak District Coach of the Year (1993)


3 time New York Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year (1993, 1994, 2004)


2 time Mideast Collegiate Conference Co-Coach of the Year


1 time Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year (2008)


4 time NABC Division II East District Coach of the Year (1971, 1976, 1989, 1993)


1 time National Coach of the Year (1976)


Became NCAA Division II All Time Winningest Coach with 829 victories (2/1/07)


Currently 4th on the list of winningest coaches across all NCAA division with 855 wins


Nationally recognized as a shooting expert having tutored numerous NBA players


Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Sports Congress (2007)


Recipient of the NABC Guardian of the Game Award (2005)


Inducted into the West Catholic High School Hall of Fame


Inducted into the Philadelphia University Hall of Fame (1984)


Inducted into the Philadelphia University Athletic Hall of Fame (2004)


Inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (1979)

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