Tieless Chaney and his worthy successor Fran Dunphy.
By Sally Gallagher
Have you ever noticed that, with the obvious exception of Villanova fashion plate Jay Wright, college basketball coaches tend to dress down.
That is to say, tieless?
But as soon as games began, Chaney would begin loosening it to make himself comfortable, so much so that his trademark look became an undone tie.
By game’s end, Chaney was barely wearing the tie at all, and after wins, he would give them out to his players.
“Armani, Versace, Valentino — they were the best ties you could buy,” Chaney said. “If you buy an Armani tie, you know what you’re paying for.”