NCAA Basketball

Ex-Mount St. Mary's coach Phelan dies

(AP Photo/Phil Grout, File)

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) Jim Phelan, the bow-tied basketball coach who won 830 games during nearly a half-century at Mount St. Mary's, has died. He was 92.

The athletic department at Mount St. Mary's said Wednesday that Phelan died overnight at his home in Emmitsburg.

Phelan spent his entire 49-season career at Mount St. Mary's. He took the Mountaineers to 14 NCAA Division II tournaments, including five trips to the Final Four and a national championship in 1962.

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