Born in Beacon, New York on July 4, 1941, Richard Phelps, is
a retired American college basketball coach. “Digger” Phelps was the coach of
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men’s basketball team coach for two decades spanning
from 1971 to 1991. Phelps then worked with ESPN as a college basketball studio
and game analyst. He did a short stint working for the government in between.