Temple's head men's basketball coach Fran Dunphy
has again been selected as one of 48 coaches to compete in the 2018 Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge.
Infiniti announced that it will once again sponsor the "Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge" as part of its partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the NCAA and ESPN. Now in its seventh year, the program consists of 48 NCAA® Division I men's basketball coaches competing for fan votes in a four-round contest that helps raise money for charities of the coaches' choice.
Infiniti, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, has pledged to make donations throughout the competition totaling over $300,000. The farther the coaches advance in the competition, the more money is raised for their respective charities. The winning coach will receive $100,000 to benefit his charity of choice.
Beginning January 2, fans will decide who the winner is over a 10 week period, casting votes on a custom online microsite at http://www.infinititimeout.com/. Voters can cast one vote per day for a coach's charity.
The first round of voting takes place January 2 and runs through January 21. Half of the coaches advance to a second round, held between January 22 and February 11. From February 12 to February 25, the 16 advancing coaches from round two will compete in a third round where only four coaches advance to the final, fourth round. From February 26 to March 10, fans can vote for one coach per day with the top vote-getting coach and charity announced on March 12.
Coach Dunphy's charity for this competition is Big Brothers/Big Sisters Independence Region.