On Wednesday afternoon Fran Dunphy, who was the Temple men’s head basketball coach from 2006 to 2019, was named the interim athletic director of the University.
Dunphy, who will officially take office on July 1st, plans to take over the role left by Patrick Kraft, who left Temple earlier this June and headed north to become the new athletic director at Boston College.
“Although this is a new role for Fran Dunphy, the truth is that he’s been a leader at Temple, in Philadelphia and in the nation for decades,’ ‘From the court to the classroom, to his advocacy and philanthropic efforts, Fran has time and again proven his dedication to our university and our city, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact he will undoubtedly make as acting director of athletics.” – Richard Englert, President of Temple University
During his coaching days at Temple, Dunphy was able to acquire an overall record of 270-162. He also led the Owls to 10 consecutive postseason appearances, 8 of which were by virtue of the March Madness Tournament.
Although Dunphy may not be an experienced AD, he knows Temple like the back of his hand and hopes to provide knowledge and exuberance to his newfound role.