BEACON, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Beacon's Digger Phelps.
Phelps, who was born in Beacon, turns 75 today.
He was the head basketball coach of the University of Notre Dame from 1971-91. He also served as head coach at Fordham University for the 1970-71 season and worked as assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 1966-69.
Following his coaching career, Phelps worked as an analyst on ESPN from 1993 to 2014.
Phelps co-wrote "Undertaker's Son: Life Lessons from a Coach" with Jack Colwell.
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