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Jun262009

Alvin F. Julian

Enshrined 1968
Redding, PA
April 5, 1901 - July 28, 1967

Biography

In a 41-year coaching career at Albright, Muhlenberg, Holy Cross, Dartmouth, and the Boston Celtics, Alvin "Doggie" Julian won over 400 games and established himself as a shrewd basketball coach. In 1947, Julian transformed a bunch of scrappy players from Holy Cross College into the first New England team to win the NCAA title. In his three seasons at Holy Cross, Doggie won 65 of 75 games. After two years coaching the Boston Celtics, he took his disciplined brand of basketball to Dartmouth, where the Big Green became an Ivy League power, winning titles in 1956, 1958, and 1959. Julian coached in five NCAA tournaments and two NITs. He also authored a popular basketball text, Bread and Butter Basketball.

Career Highlights

NCAA Championship with Holy Cross, 1947
Sugar Bowl championship with Holy Cross, 1947
Ivy League championship with Dartmouth, 1956, 1958-59
Coached Hall of Famer Bob Cousy at Holy Cross