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Happy Birthday To Beacon's Digger Phelps

Happy birthday to Beacon's Digger Phelps. The former coach turns 75 today.
Happy birthday to Beacon's Digger Phelps. The former coach turns 75 today. Photo Credit: J. Rosenfeld via Wikipedia

BEACON, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Beacon's Digger Phelps.

Phelps, who was born in Beacon, turns 75 today.

He was the head basketball coach of the University of Notre Dame from 1971-91. He also served as head coach at Fordham University for the 1970-71 season and worked as assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 1966-69.

Following his coaching career, Phelps worked as an analyst on ESPN from 1993 to 2014.

Phelps co-wrote "Undertaker's Son: Life Lessons from a Coach" with Jack Colwell.

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