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Digger Phelps

AKA Richard F. Phelps

Born: 4-Jul-1941
Birthplace: Beacon, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Basketball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Notre Dame Head Coach, 1971-91

Father: Richard Phelps ("Dick", undertaker, b. 6-Feb-1912)
Mother: Margaret
Sister: Diane
Sister: Barbara
Wife: Terry Godwin (law professor, m. 1964, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Karen
Son: Rick
Daughter: Jennifer

    High School: Beacon High School, Beacon, NY (1969)
    University: Rider College
    Coach: Asst. Coach, University of Pennsylvania (1966-69)
    Coach: Head Coach, Fordham University (1970-71)
    Coach: Head Coach, University of Notre Dame (1971-91)

    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

    A Season on the Brink (10-Mar-2002) · Himself

Author of books:
Digger Phelps and Notre Dame Basketball (1981, biography)
Undertaker's Son: Life Lessons from a Coach (2007)

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