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Temple Head Coach Fran Dunphy Officially Hangs It Up After Loss To Belmont

Fran Dunphy talks to Roy Williams.

ANNAPOLIS, MD - NOVEMBER 13: Head coaches Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels (L) talks with Fran Dunphy of the Temple Owls before the start of their Veterans Classic game at Alumni Hall on November 13, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Temple fell to Belmont in one of the 'First Four' games on Tuesday night, and the loss doesn't just mean the end of the Owls' season. Head coach Fran Dunphy, who has been with the program since 2006, is now officially retired.

Dunphy announced earlier in the season that the 2018-2019 campaign would be his last. The school also announced at the time that Aaron McKie, who starred at the school in the early 1990s, would be the head coach in waiting.

Dunphy took over as the head coach at Penn back in 1989. He won 10 Ivy League championships before leaving for Temple in 2006.

Dunphy made the NCAA Tournament at Penn nine times - winning a game back in 1994. His Temple teams made the Big dance eight times - and he won first round games in 2011 and 2013. He finished with an overall record of 580-325.

Temple, this past season, finished with a 23-10 record that included a 13-5 mark in the American. The Owls were one of the last teams selected for the NCAA Tournament.

After Tuesday night's loss, Dunphy spoke a bit with Dana Jacobson about the end of the road.

It'll be interesting to see where Temple's program goes from here. McKie will take over immediately.