Former Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy was named the school's interim athletic director on Wednesday.
Dunphy, 71, will fill the vacancy caused by Patrick Kraft's decision to take the Boston College AD job earlier this month.
Kraft is working at Temple through the remainder of the month. Dunphy is slated to take over on July 1.
"Although this is a new role for Fran Dunphy, the truth is that he's been a leader at Temple, in Philadelphia and in the nation for decades," Temple president Richard Englert said in a statement. "From the court to the classroom, to his advocacy and philanthropic efforts, Fran has time and again proven his dedication to our university and our city, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact he will undoubtedly make as acting director of athletics."
Dunphy went 270-162 in 13 seasons at Temple before retiring after the 2018-19 season. He guided the Owls to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and two NIT berths, and the team got to the 2015 NIT semifinals.
Dunphy led Temple to nine 20-win campaigns, including a 29-6 mark in 2009-10.
He said it initially felt a little unsettling to accept the role due to the current uncertainty in college athletics, but he got over the hesitancy pretty quickly.
"Temple called, Dick Englert called, and asked me if I would take on this role. I said I'm happy to serve in any way," Dunphy said in a news release. "When Temple calls and asks, my tendency is to say 'yes.'"
Dunphy's overall record was 580-325 over 30 seasons. He went 310-163 in 17 seasons at Pennsylvania in the Ivy League before leaving for Temple.
--Field Level Media