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John Chaney

90 Years
Full Name
John Chaney
Jan 21, 1932
Basketball Coach
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S

John Chaney Biography

An American college basketball coach, John Chaney was well recognized for his success at Temple University from 1982 through 2006. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. He started his career after graduating from Bethune-Cookman College and spending some time in the Eastern Professional Basketball League, first with the Sunbury Mercuries from 1955 to 1963 and Williamsport Billies from 1963 to 1966. Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006, Chaney won 516 games at Temple and 741 games overall. He still ranks among the top 40 college basketball coaches in career wins and was the first Black coach to reach 700 wins. He was known for his matchup zone defense on the court, a strategy that confounded opponents for decades and annually had Temple among the leaders in scoring defense. Sadly, we lost such an adaptable basketball coach on 29th January 2021.

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