PHILADELPHIA - There is a new winningest duo in NCAA basketball and they are right here in East Falls.
Men's basketball head coach Herb Magee and women's basketball head coach Tom Shirley have 1,873 combined victories in their respective careers (Magee - 1,096, Shirley - 777). That is the most of any active duo at one school in the nation.
The pair took over the title with the resignation of Sylvia Hatchell as North Carolina women's basketball coach on Friday morning.
Magee and Shirley are 113 wins ahead of the next closest duo, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Joanne P. McCallie (1,760 combined wins).
In 2018-19, Shirley led his squad to its third CACC Championship and second straight NCAA tournament bid. The Rams set a new school record for victories, finishing 29-3. Magee's team posted a 22-8 mark. It was the sixth consecutive 20-win campaign for the Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer and 36th overall.