Men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy was named the Big 5 Coach of the Year for the third consecutive year, it was announced Tuesday, joining redshirt-senior guard Ramone Moore, junior guard Khalif Wyatt and senior guard Juan Fernandez, all of whom also earned honors.
Dunphy led Temple (24-8, 3-1 Big 5) to its first outright Atlantic Ten Conference regular season title since 1989-90 and the team’s fifth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, despite missing senior forward Scootie Randall for the entire season and graduate center Micheal Eric for 13 games.
Moore and Wyatt were All Big 5 First Team selections, while Fernandez was named to the All Big 5 Second Team. Joining Moore and Wyatt on First Team are Villanova’s Maalik Wayns, St. Joseph’s Langston Galloway and Penn’s Zack Rosen, who was named the Big 5 Player of the Year. The Second Team consisted of three La Salle players, Tyreek Duren, Ramon Galloway and Earl Pettis, and Carl Jones and C.J. Aiken of St. Joe’s, along with Fernandez.
Temple was named the Big 5 Team of the Year.