Posted on: July 30, 2008 8:53 pm
Temple's Fran Dunphy is the best college coach in the Philadelphia area, according to the Best of Philadelphia section of this month's Philadelphia Magazine.
(That's the first time I've ever used the word Philadelphia three times in one sentence, just so you know.)
“I am honored that the magazine chose me as there are so many quality college coaches in the Philadelphia area,” Dunphy said in a statement, and then he flipped the bird to Jay Wright and Bruiser Flint. OK, I made that last part up. But in all seriousness, this is a pretty neat honor for the third-year coach of the Owls and clearly the result of him leading Temple to the NCAA tournament last season despite being picked ninth in the Atlantic 10.
Still, I must warn Fran.
This stuff can come and go quickly.
Last year I was voted "Best Hair in Memphis" by Memphis Sport Magazine, and if you look at my picture you can see why. This year, however, it was a totally different story. I lost to some guy named John Calipari and didn't even place in the top five -- though I must admit I became complacent after winning in 2007 and stopped aspiring for hair-greatness, making my dropoff something less than a surprise.
There's always next year, though.