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John Chaney

Basketball

Local, Cheyney University, Temple University

Area native from Philadelphia and attended Benjamin Franklin High School (1948-51)

Named Philadelphia Public League Basketball Player of the Year (1951)

Played college basketball at Bethune-Cookman College (1951-55)

Selected as an NAIA All-American (1953)

Named MVP of the NAIA Championship (1953)

Played professionally for Sunbury of the Eastern Pro League (1955-63)

Player / Coach for Williamsport of the Eastern Pro League (1963-66)

7 time Eastern Pro League All Star selection

2 time Eastern Pro League All-Star Game MVP (1959, 1960)

2 time Eastern Pro League MVP (1959, 1960)

Head Coach at Sayre Junior High School with a record of 59-19 (1963-66)

Head Coach at Simon Gratz High School with a record of 63-23 (1966-72)

Head Coach at Cheyney State College with a record of 225-59 (1972-82)

Led the Wolves to 8 NCAA Division II Tournament appearances (1973-74, 1976-80, 1982)

Coached the Wolves to NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship (1978)

Named Division II National Coach of the Year (1978)

Head Coach at Temple University for 24 years (1982-2006)

Career record at Temple of 516-253

Compiled 15 twenty win seasons at Temple

Won or shared 15 Big 5 Championships (1984, 1986-89, 1991-98, 2000, 2005)

4 times led the Owls to the Atlantic 10 Regular Season title (1983-84, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90)

4 times led the Owls to the Atlantic 10 East Division title (1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2001-02)

6 time Atlantic 10 Champion (1985, 1987-88, 1990, 2000-01)

5 time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year (1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1999-00)

Led the Owls to 17 NCAA Tournament appearances (1984-88, 1990-2001)

5 times coached the Owls to the NCAA Tournament Regional Finals (1988, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2001)

Selected as the USBWA National Coach of the Year (1987)

Consensus National Coach of the Year (1988)

  • USBWA, AP, UPI, CNN / USA Today, Kodak-NABC, Chevrolet

Named Eastern Basketball Magazine Coach of the Year (1993)

Named Black Coaches Association Coach of the Year (1993)

4 time Herb Good Basketball Club Eastern Coach of the Year (1984, 1987-88, 2000)

3 time French-Widmer Eastern College Coach of the Year (1984, 1987-88)

Selected as College Coach of the Century by the Philadelphia Daily News

Career record of 741-312 with a .704 winning percentage

Currently sits 15th on the list of Winningest Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches by victories

Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2001)

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