Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Magee Gets 903
Philadelphia University coach Herb Magee has won his 903rd career game, moving past Bobby Knight to become the winningest men's coach in NCAA history.
The 68-year-old ((pictured, thanks MyFoxPhilly.com)) got the record with a 76-65 victory over Goldey-Beacom College on Tuesday night. Magee has won all 903 games over a 43-year career with the Division II school.
Knight won 902 games and three national championships in a 42-year career with Army, Indiana and Texas Tech. Northern State coach Don Meyer, chronicled here on the pages of OSG Sports earlier this week, announced his retirement Monday. He has 922 victories coaching in the NAIA and NCAA.
Magee led the program to a national championship in 1970.
Fans started bellowing "903! 903!" over the final minutes and
students stormed the court in celebration.
"I really appreciate all the attention, but I'll be glad when I don't have to see you for 4.5 years from now, and 1,000 wins," he said, laughing at the postgame celebration.
The HQ isn't surprised that students felt like storming the court over the success of other individuals. It's now even reached Division II schools...
Here's a set-up piece Don Bell did before the game Tuesday night