| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 3 |
Alma Mater: Bucknell 
Hometown: Reading, PA
Date Born: April 15, 1901
Date Died: July 28, 1967
Overall Record: 388-358 [31 Seasons]
|1/2/1965||Dartmouth at Kentucky||W||107 - 67||-|
|12/27/1962||Dartmouth at Kentucky||W||95 - 49||-|
|3/20/1948||Kentucky vs. Holy Cross||W||60 - 52||NCAA Eastern Regional Finals (at New York, NY)|
Obituary - Hartford (CT) Courant (July 29, 1967)
Doggie Julian Dies at 66 After Great Coaching Career
HANOVER, N.H. (UPI) - Dartmouth College coach Alvin F. "Doggie" Julian, to whom spirit and fundamentals were the key to winning basketball games, died Friday at a nursing home in White River Junction, Vt. He was 66.
Julian, who had coached the Dartmouth team for 17 years, suffered a stroke last December while coaching at the annual Kodak Classic Tournament in Rochester, N.Y.
He had been partially paralyzed since then and was recovering at the Brookside Nursing Home across from this college town when he died.
Julian's name was synonymous with basketball. For 31 years he produced spirited and usually winning teams at Dartmouth, Holy Cross, Muhlenberg and Albright.
His instruction helped develop players such as Boston College Coach Bob Cousey, who led Julian's 1947 Holy Cross team to the national championship, which in turn helped Julian become manager of the Boston Celtics.
One of Top Coaches
Julian was among the nation's top 20 basketball coaches, based on the number of victories and percentage.
His lifetime coaching record was 386 wins and 342 losses.
He was past president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and he was named to the Helms Athletic Foundation College Basketball Hall of Fame in 1963.
Last season a new Christmas Basketball festival at Boston Garden was named for him.
A native of Reading, Pa., he graduated from Bucknell University in 1923.
He starred in football, basketball and baseball while in college and later played professional baseball and football.
Quit Celts for Indians
He started coaching in 1927 with Albright.
He signed with the Celtics in 1948 and coached the professional team during two growing seasons in the National Basketball Association before returning to college ranks and Dartmouth in 1950.
It was that year that Julian tore up one of the fattest basketball coaching contracts in the nation to quit the Celtics. The contract had another year to go, the late Walter Brown, Celtics president, said that contract highest paid basketball coach in the nation." (sic)
Brown two years earlier had lured Julian from Holy Cross where he gained a national reputation. However, while at the helm of the Boston pro team, he failed to retain the lustre he won at Holy Cross where his teams won 65 games and lost only 10 in three seasons he was coach.
Coaching a Holy Cross team that didn't even have a gymnasium of its own, Julian led it to the National Collegiate Athletic Association title for the 1946-7 season and took them as far as the playoffs the following year.
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