Alvin Fred "Doggie" Julian (April 5, 1901 – July 28, 1967) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He served as the head basketball coach at Muhlenberg College from 1936 to 1945, at the College of the Holy Cross from 1945 to 1948, and at Dartmouth College from 1950 to 1967, compiling a career college basketball record of 379–332. Julian led Holy Cross to the NCAA title in 1947. His team, which included later National Basketball Association (NBA) great Bob Cousy, almost repeated this feat in 1948, losing in the semifinals. Julian was engaged by the Boston Celtics of the NBA after his college success, but he recorded only a 47–81 mark before he was dismissed in 1950. Julian was also the head football coach at Albright College from 1929 to 1930 and at Mulhlenberg from 1936 to 1944, amassing a career college football record of 56–49–2. In addition, he served as Mulhlenberg's head baseball coach from 1942 to 1944, tallying a mark of 16–18. Julian was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach in 1968.

Doggie Julian
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Julian from The 1939 Ciarella
Biographical details
Born(1901-04-05)April 5, 1901
Reading, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 28, 1967(1967-07-28) (aged 66)
White River Junction, Vermont
Playing career
Football
1920–1922Bucknell
1924Pottsville Maroons
Basketball
1921–1922Bucknell
Baseball
1922–1923Bucknell
1923Reading Keystones
1924Harrisburg Senators
1924–1925York White Roses
1926Chambersburg Maroons
1926Lawrence Merry Macks
Position(s)End (football)
Catcher (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Basketball
1936–1945Muhlenberg
1945–1948Holy Cross
1948–1950Boston Celtics
1950–1967Dartmouth
Football
1929–1930Albright
1933–1935Ashland HS
1936–1944Muhlenberg
Baseball
1942–1944Muhlenberg
Head coaching record
Overall379–332 (college basketball)
16–18 (college baseball)
47–81 (BAA/NBA)
56–49–2 (college football)
30–4 (high school football)
TournamentsBasketball
7–3 (NCAA)
0–2 (NIT)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Basketball
NCAA (1947)
2 Ivy (1957, 1958)
Football
PIAA (1935)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1968 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

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Early life and playing careerEdit

Julian was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He attended Bucknell University, where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball, and from which he graduated in 1923. From 1923 to 1926, Julian played minor league baseball with a number of clubs: the Reading Keystones, the Harrisburg Senators, the York White Roses, the Chambersburg Maroons, and the Lawrence Merry Macks.

DeathEdit

Julian died on July 28, 1967 at a nursing home in White River Junction, Vermont. He had suffered a stroke the previous December in Rochester, New York while coaching Dartmouth in the Kodak Classic basketball tournament.[1]

Head coaching recordEdit

College basketballEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Muhlenberg Mules () (1936–1945)
1936–37 Muhlenberg 9–9
1937–38 Muhlenberg 9–11
1938–39 Muhlenberg 13–8
1939–40 Muhlenberg 11–9
1940–41 Muhlenberg 13–10
1941–42 Muhlenberg 17–7
1942–43 Muhlenberg 13–8
1943–44 Muhlenberg 20–5 NIT Quarterfinal
1944–45 Muhlenberg 24–4 NIT Quarterfinal
Muhlenberg: 129–71
Holy Cross Crusaders (Independent) (1945–1948)
1945–46 Holy Cross 12–3
1946–47 Holy Cross 27–3 NCAA Champion
1947–48 Holy Cross 26–4 NCAA Third Place
Holy Cross: 65–10
Dartmouth Indians (Ivy league) (1950–1967)
1950–51 Dartmouth 3–23 1–11 7th
1951–52 Dartmouth 11–19 4–8 T–5th
1952–53 Dartmouth 12–14 5–7 T–5th
1953–54 Dartmouth 13–13 5–9 6th
1954–55 Dartmouth 18–7 9–5 4th
1955–56 Dartmouth 18–11 10–4 1st NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal
1956–57 Dartmouth 18–7 10–4 2nd
1957–58 Dartmouth 22–5 11–3 1st NCAA University Division Regional Final
1958–59 Dartmouth 22–6 13–1 T–1st NCAA University Division Regional Quarterfinal
1959–60 Dartmouth 14–9 10–4 2nd
1960–61 Dartmouth 5–19 4–10 T–6th
1961–62 Dartmouth 6–18 3–11 T–6th
1962–63 Dartmouth 7–18 2–12 8th
1963–64 Dartmouth 2–23 0–14 8th
1964–65 Dartmouth 4–21 1–13 8th
1965–66 Dartmouth 3–21 0–14 8th
1966–67 Dartmouth 7–17 1–13 8th
Dartmouth: 185–251 55–99
Total: 379–332

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

College footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Albright Lions () (1929–1930)
1929 Albright 7–2
1930 Albright 7–1–1
Albright: 14–3–1
Muhlenberg Mules () (1936–1944)
1936 Muhlenberg 2–6–1
1937 Muhlenberg 5–5
1938 Muhlenberg 7–3
1939 Muhlenberg 6–4
1940 Muhlenberg 4–6
1941 Muhlenberg 6–4
1942 Muhlenberg 7–3
1943 Muhlenberg 1–10
1944 Muhlenberg 4–5
Muhlenberg: 42–46–1
Total: 56–49–2

High school footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ashland Black Diamonds (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) (1933–1935)
1933 Ashland 10–1
1934 Ashland 9–3
1935 Ashland 11–0 1st
Ashland: 30–4
Total: 30–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DOGGIE JULIAN, 66, BASKETBALL COACH; Leader of Dartmouth Team for 17 Years Is Dead" (PDF). The New York Times. Associated Press. July 29, 1967. Retrieved December 9, 2011.

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