Jim Phelan, who brought Mount St. Mary’s to prominence as an intrepid, bowtied men’s basketball coach, winning 830 games and a Division II national championship during a nearly half-century career, died Tuesday night in his sleep, the university announced Wednesday morning. He was 92.

After coming to the Catholic school in the rural town of Emmitsburg with designs on staying just a couple of years, Phelan wound up coaching the Mountaineers from 1954 to 2003 and making a deep impact on his players in a program he came to define. He is a member of 12 hall of fames,

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