Known as the Iron Man of college basketball coaching, he became one of the game's all-time winners with 830 wins over the course of 49 seasons. The man with the bow tie coached in 1,354 games all with Mt. St. Mary's College. Phelan was twice named National Coach of the Year and led his team to the NCAA College Division Championship (Division II) in 1962. After moving to Division I, his teams earned NCAA Tournament berths in 1995 and 1999, as well as the National Invitation Tournament in 1996.