PHILADELPHIA - Temple University
men's basketball coach Fran Dunphy
was honored with the St. Jude Fairways for Hope Regional Legends for Charity Award Monday evening at the Llanerch Country Club in Havertown, Pa.
The award is presented to a person who has made a significant contribution in the sports field. The inaugural Fairways for Hope Golf Tournament is a part of the National Legends for Charity® event series, which annually presents the Pat Summerall Award during Super Bowl weekend. This event series has a longtime relationship with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - raising $3.5 million over 10 years.
Dunphy, who has led the Owls to seven NCAA Tournaments and compiled a 214-120 record in his 10 years as the helm, is one of the most respected coaches in the nation for his community service work. One of the leaders in the local Coaches vs. Cancer campaign, he is on the National Council of Coaches vs. Cancer. He has also been honored as the 2002 National Coaches vs. Cancer Coach of the Year for his service and tireless dedication to those in need.
The Owl mentor, who has recorded 524 career coaching wins, also devotes time to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Philadelphia's Board of Directors, and his teams have participated in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. He is also a member of the Philadelphia CYO Hall of Fame.