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John
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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania | 1973-1982
Temple University | 1983-2005
member details year Class of 2006
Biography

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 2001

When he retired in 2006, Chaney was just the sixth coach and the frist African-American coach to reach 700 wins. Chaney played high school ball in Philadelphia before attending Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida on an athletic scholarship. After graduating, Chaney returned to Philadelphia where he had a brief stint with the Harlem Globetrotters. He was named MVP of the Eastern Basketball League for the 1959-60 season. Injuries sustained in a 1966 automobile accident ended his playing career. He remained in Philadelphia and over the next ten years coached in public schools. Cheyney State University (now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania) named him head coach in 1972. He coached Cheyney State to the 1978 NCAA Div. II National Championship and left the school in 1982 with a 228-59 record. He took over as head coach at Temple University in 1982 and compiled fifteen 20-win seasons. He coached the Temple Owls to 17 NCAA Division I appearances.

Where They Are Now

Retired in 2006 after 24 seasons at Temple University