College Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Phelan died on Tuesday at the age of 92.
Mount St. Mary's University, where Phelan spent 49 seasons as head coach, announced he died at home in his sleep:
Phelan played three seasons at La Salle before becoming the No. 77 overall pick by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1951 NBA draft.
After playing four games in the NBA and spending time with the Pottstown Packers in the Eastern League, Phelan moved into the coaching ranks.
Phelan began his coaching career at Mount St. Mary's as an assistant under Bill Clark for the 1953-54 season. The Pennsylvania native was promoted to head coach the following year. He remained with the Mountaineers through the 2002-03 season.
Over the course of his 49 years at Mount St. Mary's, Phelan won 830 games and the 1962 Division II national championship with a 58-57 victory over Sacramento State.
The Mountaineers made two appearances in the NCAA Division I tournament under Phelan in 1995 and 1999. He was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.