Jack Phelan Death – Dead : Jack Phelan Obituary : former University of Hartford men’s basketball coach dies at 66.
Jack Phelan, the former University of Hartford men’s basketball coach who was the athletic director at Farmington High for 17 years, died suddenly Monday morning. He was 66.
Phelan, of West Hartford, was a basketball star at Northwest Catholic High School before he went on to play at St. Francis (Pa.) University, where he was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2019., according to a statement posted online on Jul. 20, 2020 by Courant.
Cause of Death.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Dan Nadel wrote
Jack Phelan, the Athletic Director at Farmington High School for the last 20ish years, has passed away. He not only did wonders for the FHS athletics department as an organization, but also had a massively positive influence on the lives of so many student athletes (myself especially). R.I.P. Mr. Phelan.
Steve Cox wrote
He oversaw the Univ. of Hartford’s transition from a DII to a DI basketball program during his coaching tenure there. RIP, Jack. Gone too soon.
Dennis Haviland wrote
Steve Cox – I remember that, too. Under Phelan, it looked like UH planned to play big-time D1 hoops -even well before the arrival of Vin Baker. Phelan always had some prominent teams -Georgetown, etc- on his schedule. I don’t remember why, but they quickly scrapped those plans. This was well before UConn arrived on the scene with Jim Calhoun. UConn, at that point, was the Big East’s doormat.
Steve Waters wrote
Jack and I spent close to 20 years across from each both agreeing and debating the needs and wants of student /athletes and sports/life . He wanted what was “Best for the Kids”!
Best to his Family
He was proud of them!
Too Young, Surely missed,
Forever an Athlete!
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