Feb 20, 2010

"Shot Doctor" Reaches Coaching Apex

This is an Examiner.com piece, to read the original CLICK HERE

Philadelphia University head coach Herb Magee tied Bobby Knight for most wins by an NCAA Men's basketball coach today as his Rams beat Post University 70-67. Magee is the only active coach to win over 875 games and has a chance to pass Knight and become the all time wins leader.

Magee has coached at Philadelphia University (Formally Philadelphis Textile Institute) for over 43 years and in that time has only had two losing seasons (10-14 '73, 13-14 '81). He is a member of the Pennsylvania & Philadelphia Sports Halls of Fame.

Magee nicknamed "Shot Doctor" due to his shooting instruction videos, also has one of the highest winning percentages in NCAA Division II history.

Magee is a Philadelphia University Alumni and after becoming a two-time All-American basketball player was drafted by the Boston Celtics as the 62nd pick in the 1963 NBA Draft. Magee turned down the offer to return to the Philadelphia area and coach.

Magee can pass Knight on Tuesday as his Philadelphia University Rams (22-6) take on Goldey-Beacom.

NCAA Wins Leaders (Mens Basketball)
1 Bob Knight 1965-2008 Army, Indiana, Texas Tech 902
2 Herb Magee 1967– Philadelphia 902
3 Dean Smith 1961-1997 North Carolina 879
4 Adolph Rupp 1930-1972 Kentucky 876
5 Mike Krzyzewski 1975– Army, Duke 854



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