Temple University Hall of Fame Coach John Chaney has died after a short, unspecified illness, his family announced Friday. He was 89 years old. Chaney, a prominent figure in the Black community, led Temple to a whopping 17 NCAA Tournament appearances during his 24 seasons as coach, including five NCAA regional finals. Known for his passion on the court, Chaney’s approach to coaching appeared to work; he chalked up 741 victories over the course of his career. In 2001, after his team failed to make the Final Four, Chaney said, “It is something we all dream about, but very often dreams come up short. Very often you don’t realize everything. But you have to realize that the growth you see in youngsters like these is probably the highest accomplishment you can reach.”
Temple Coaching Legend John Chaney Dies At 89
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