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Phil Young

Phil Young

Phil Young

How good of an athlete was Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee Phil Young growing up?

Well, when he was just 15 years old, Phil was asked by the Westfield Moose Club-sponsored baseball team to join it as a backup catcher at the semi-pro championships.

So Phil's brother, Bob, took pen to paper and left a note for their parents. The essence of the note was simple: “We're on our way to Wichita, Kansas. See you in two weeks.”

It was just the start of Phil's sports odyssey.

At Mayville Central School, Phil held the basketball record for career points with 1,104, spearheading the program's 36-game winning streak, and was named an all-star on the hardwood, on the gridiron and on the diamond.

It was in baseball where he truly made his mark, earning a four-year scholarship at Syracuse University, highlighted by him being named the team's Most Valuable Player his senior year. During his stay at the central New York campus - he was the No. 1 catcher from 1951-55 - he met Jim Brown, the NFL Hall-of-Famer, who lived on the same floor in the athletic dormitory. Phil signed a professional baseball contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and played in the minor leagues from 1956-59.

But, ultimately, Phil's greatest contributions came during a teaching and coaching career that spanned more than three decades. At Westfield Academy and Central School, Phil coached basketball, football, baseball, tennis and golf. His influence was so great, in fact, that one of his former players wrote about Phil in a book about the influence one person can have on another's life. In 1991, he was named the district's Teacher of the Year.

Phil Young was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.


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Dan FeatherDan Feather
Robert WisniewskiRobert Wisniewski
Phil YoungPhil Young

 


 
 
 
 
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