One of 11 major college coaches in the nation with over 370 victories to his credit, Doggie Julian coached his 30th quintet in the 1964-65 season, his 15th at Dartmouth.
During a span which started at Albright College (then Schuy-kill) in 1928, Julian has won 374 games and lost 298.
His teams at Muhlenberg, Holy Cross and Dartmouth have been in five N. C. A. A. championships (including a national title for his 1947 Crusaders) and two National Invitation tournies.
A Pennsylvania native, Doggie starred in football, basketball and baseball at Bucknell University, being graduated in 1923.
He was a catcher with Reading in the International League until smashing a finger and played pro football with Pottsville, Pa., until taking the coaching job at Albright College. Later he coached the Reading Keys pro football team, brought the Ashland, Pa., High eleven to a state title and became a leading basketball official, once working 28 games in 30 days.
Julian switched to Muhlenberg as football and basketball coach in 1936, compiling a 129-71 court record including two visits to the N. I. T. over the next nine years.
Moving to Holy Cross (a school with little previous basketball history) in 1945, Doggie proceeded to win 65 and lose only 10 in three seasons. His 1947 team with Bob Cousy, Joe Mullaney, George Kaftan, Frank Oftring, etc., won the national championship and generally is regarded as the impetus for the modern success of basketball in the Boston area.
Julian signed with the Boston Celtics in 1948 and coached the pro team during two growing seasons in the N. B. A. before returning to college ranks with Dartmouth in 1950.
Despite an horrendous start of three victories vs. 23 defeats in his first season at Hanover, Doggie soon had the Indians back in winning ways, winning the Ivy title and entering N. C. A. A. tourney play in 1956, 1958 and 1959.
Noted as an after-dinner speaker, Julian also has published a book"Bread and Butter Basketball."
In 1936 Joe Lapchick became Head Basketball Coach at St. John's University. Prior to this he was a playing member on the Original Boston Celtcs which is considered by many to have been the best Basketball team ever assembled.
In St. John's basketball history, Lapchick's 1936 to 1947 tenure as coach is listed as "The Tournament Years." Seven times in those 11 seasons the Redmen were invited to participate in the National Invitation Tournament and twice in a row, in 1943 and 1944, they won the championship, and are still the only club to cop back-to-back titles in the annual classic.
Lapchick returned to pro ball in 1947 to coach the New York Knickerbockers. The Knicks of recent vintage have fallen on lean days, but under Lapchick they had good clays  eight straight years of first division finishes and three years in a row in the final game of the National Basketball Association playoff. All pro basketball fans readily concede that Joe's teams, while stocked with good players, never reached the talent level of NBA teams they bested in the standings.
Lapchick returned to St. John's in 1956 and added more records to an already-excellent listing of college coaching achievements. In the 1958-59 season, the Redmen won both the E.C.A.C. holiday festival and the N.I.T., thus becoming the only team ever to win both tourneys in the same season.
Last week his 1964-65 St. John's team presented Lapchick with his fourth N.I.T. Championship, a new record in basketball's oldest post season tourney.
In 1962 Lapchick was named "Coach of the Year" by the New York Basketball Writers Association, adding to a similar honor bestowed on him by the Philadelphia writers in 1959. In 1961, he went into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. with the other members of the Original Celtics. His own achievements as a player and a coach should earn him a place of individual honor there soon.
Summing up Coach Lapchick's career is to sum up the feats of one of the leading coaches in the history of college basketball. In 19 years, his teams have won 314 games and lost 121 for a .7 27 percentage, the sixth highest in the listing of active coaches. Only five major college coaches have higher marksAdolph Rup p of Kentucky, Everett Case of North Carolina State, Hank Iba of Oklahoma State, Bob Van Atta of Missouri and John Woode i of UCLA. Select company indeed.
But then, Lapchick always moved with the best and often W AS the best in basketball. His teams always played the though-est schedules available, and still won almost three out of every four games over those years, That's a great rcord, set by a great coach and an even greater man.