News Archive 2009-2018

Temple University Basketball Coach Accepts ‘Coach of the Year’ Award in Honor of Wil Smith ’00 Archives

Coach Fran Dunphy’s Temple University Owls may have seen their NCAA Tournament bubble burst Sunday as they just missed out on receiving an at-large bid to the Division I Tournament. But Dunphy gained legions of fans last week when he accepted the American Athletic Conference’s Coach of the Year Award in memory of his good friend, former Associate Dean Wil Smith ’00, who died last month. Watch Dunphys’ emotional acceptance speech below; he begins to speak of Smith at 2:21.