Corridor of Fame coach Magee to retire after season


PHILADELPHIA — Herb Magee, the Corridor of Famer referred to as “The Shot Doc” whose 1,123 profession wins path solely Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski amongst all energetic coaches, will retire from Jefferson College on the finish of the season.

Magee is the one basketball coach to have achieved that many wins all at his alma mater, which has passed by numerous names over time.

The Division II Rams didn’t play final season due to the pandemic. The 80-year-old Magee will coach this season earlier than he arms over the reigns to successor Jimmy Reilly. Reilly has been a member of Magee’s employees since 2007.

Magee’s report is 1,123-444 (.717 successful share) over 53 seasons. Krzyzewski, set to retire after yet another season at Duke, is the one school basketball coach in all divisions with extra wins (1,170).

Magee was inducted in 2011 into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame.

Magee ended his taking part in profession at what was then Philadelphia Textile as the college’s profession scoring chief with 2,235 factors. He averaged 29.1 factors one season and was a two-time small-college All-America choice. Boston drafted Magee with the 62nd choose of the 1963 draft, however he determined to not be part of the Celtics and returned to Textile, which later turned Philadelphia College.

He served as an assistant coach till 1967, when he took over as head coach and gained 21 video games. Magee reached the top in 1970, when the Rams gained his solely nationwide championship. The Rams gained 28 straight video games that season and beat Tennessee State within the title sport.

Philadelphia College mixed with Thomas Jefferson College in 2017, turning into merely referred to as Jefferson.