Alvin F. "Doggie" Julian

In a 33-year coaching career at Albright, Muhlenberg, Holy Cross, Dartmouth, and the Boston Celtics, Alvin “Doggie” Julian won more than 400 games for his career 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 winthe NCAA national championship. A year later, Holy Cross was back in the Final Four and finished third by beating Kansas State University in the consolation game. In his three seasons at Holy Cross, Doggie won 65 of 75 games. Julian gave smaller schools hope and proved that anything was possible when strong fundamental team basketball was on display. 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