List of Penn Quakers men's basketball head coaches

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Former coach Glen Miller talks to an official during a game in 2006.

The Penn Quakers men's basketball program is a college basketball team that represents the University of Pennsylvania. The team plays at the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). They compete in the Ivy League of the NCAA, where they have been since 1897.[1] They play their home games at Palestra in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, named after palaestra, the ancient Greek wrestling school.[1]

The men's team has had 19 official head coaches in its history. The team has played in 2,831 games over 116 seasons of collegiate play from the 1896–97 season to the 2016–17 season (excluding 1897 to 1901, when the Quakers did not play due to low attendance and lack of interest), compiling a record of 1742–1088–1 (.615).[1]

For the first five years they played, the team had no coach. Russell Smith became the first head coach for the team in 1905. In Smith's four seasons as head coach, the team went 74–22–0 (.771), the best winning record out of any of the coaches in team history.[2] The team made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1953, under Howard Dallmar.[3][1] 17 years later, Dick Harter was the next coach to bring the team to an NCAA Tournament bid.[4] Under coaches Chuck Daly (1971–1977) and Bob Weinhauer (1977–1982), the team made nine tournament bids in 11 years, including an appearance in the Final Four.[5][1] Fran Dunphy (1989–2006) compiled the most conference and overall wins as head coach with 310 wins and 191 wins, respectively.[6] He also has the most NCAA Tournament appearances out of any head coach (10), but in nine of those appearances, the team was knocked out in the first round.[1] As of 2017, Steve Donahue is the current head coach for the team. In his two seasons as head coach, he has compiled a record of 24–32–0 (.429).[7]

List of coaches[edit]

Overall Conference
Name Years Won–Lost Pct. Won–Lost Pct. Note
No coach 1897; 1902–05 33–28–2 .540 7–11 .389
R. B. Smith 1905–09 73–22 .768 23–5 .821 2× EIL Champs
Charles "Kid" Keinath 1909–12 36–25 .590 11–7 .611
Arthur Kiefaber 1912–14 10–24 .294 5–13 .278
Lon Jourdet 1914–20; 1930–43 227–143 .614 105–86 .550 6× EIL Champs
Edward McNichol 1920–30 186–63 .747 62–40 .608 3× EIL Champs
Donald Kellett 1943–48 46–31 .597 23–15 .605 1945 EIL Champs
Robert Dougherty 1945–46 7–10 .412 4–4 .500
Howard Dallmar 1948–54 105–51 .673 48–26 .649 1953 EIL Champs
Ray Stanley 1954–56 31–19 .620 19–10 .655 1955 Ivy League Champs
Jack McCloskey 1956–66 146–105 .582 87–53 .621 1966 Ivy League Champs, 1× Big 5 Champs
Dick Harter 1966–71 88–44 .667 49–21 .700 2× Ivy League Champs, 2× Big 5 Champs
Chuck Daly 1971–77 125–38 .767 74–10 .881 4× Ivy League Champs, 4× Big 5 Champs
Bob Weinhauer 1977–82 99–45 .688 62–9 .873 5× Ivy League Champs, 2× Big 5 Champs
Craig Littlepage 1982–85 40–39 .506 28–14 .667 1985 Ivy League Champs
Tom Schneider 1985–89 51–54 .486 36–20 .643 1987 Ivy League Champs
Fran Dunphy 1989–06 310–163 .655 191–49 .796 10× Ivy League Champs, 3× Big 5 Champs
Glen Miller 2006–09 45–52 .412 27–15 .643 2007 Ivy League Champs
Jerome Allen 2009–2015 65–104 .384 38–46 .452
Steve Donahue 2015–present 24–32 .429 11–17 .393

Source: [8]

References[edit]

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Specific

  1. ^ a b c d e f "University of Pennsylvania". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Russell Smith Statistics and History". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Howard Dallmar Statistics and History". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Dick Harter Statistics and History". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Steve Donahue Statistics and History". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Fran Dunphy Statistics and History". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Steve Donahue Statistics and History". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Penn Quakers men's basketball coaches". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2017.