Jim Phelan File

Courtesy: Mount St. Mary's Sports Information                                         Release: 09/18/2006 

Courtesy: Mount St.
Mary's Sports Information

Player Profile
High School: La Salle College High School '47 (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Honors: All-Catholic League, 1946, 1947; All-City, 1947
College: La Salle College '51 (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Honors: All-Philadelphia, 1949, 1950, 1951; Honorable Mention All-America, 1951; Inducted into the La Salle Hall of Athletes in 1964; Captain on 1951 NIT Squad
Military: Quantico Marines, 1951-53 (Fought in Korean War)
Honors: Marine Corps MVP, 1952; All-Armed Forces, 1952; All-Marine Corps team, 1952, 1953
Professional: Philadelphia Warriors, 1953-54 (8th pick by Philadelphia in 1951 Draft); Pottstown Packers (Eastern League), 1953-54

Coaching Profile
Assistant Coach: La Salle College, 1953-54
Highlights: Team won NCAA Championship
Head Coach: Mount St. Mary's College, 1954-2003
Highlights:
• 830 wins is 7th all-time among Division I and 10th all-time at all levels
• Second all-time in NCAA Division I with 1,354 college basketball games coached
• Only person to coach 49 years at one school in NCAA Division I
• Nineteen 20-win seasons
• His 69-16 record (.812) in his first three seasons
• NCAA College Division National Championship, 1962
• NCAA College Division Coach of the Year, 1962
• NCAA Division II Coach of the Year, 1981
• NCAA District 2 Coach of the Year, 1981, 1985, 1986
• Northeast Conference Coach of the Year, 1996
• Northeast Conference co-Coach of the Year, 1993
• Northeast Conference Championship, 1995, 1999
• NCAA Division I Tournament Bid, 1995, 1999
• National Invitation Tournament Bid, 1996
• Over 90% of his recruits have earned degrees
• The Clair Bee Coach of the Year, 1998 (presented By Basketball Hall of Fame)

Date Opponent
Milestone
December 41954 St. Francis (N.Y.) Victory No. 1
February 19, 1959 Catholic Victory No. 100
March 24, 1962 Sacramento State NCAA Championship
February 28, 1964 Bridgewater Victory No. 200
February 22, 1969 Loyola Victory No. 300
January 28, 1976 George Mason Victory No. 400
January 11, 1982 St. Thomas Aquinas Victory No. 500
February 17, 1986 Pittsburgh-Johnstown Victory No. 600
January 10, 1991 Wagner 1,000th Game
February 28, 1993 Wagner Victory No. 700
December 28, 1994     Virginia Commonwealth 1,106th game (2nd all-timer)
March 5, 1995 Rider NEC Championship
March 16, 1995 Kentucky NCAA Division I Tournament
March 16, 1996 Illinois State National Invitational Tournament
March 1, 1999 Central Connecticut State     Victory No. 800/NEC Championship
March 12, 1999 Michigan State NCAA Division I Tournament
November 25, 2000 Columbia 1,276th game (1st all-time)
February 24, 2001 Monmouth 1,300th game
 March 1, 2003 Central Connecticut State 1,354th game and 830th win