ROY PHILLIPS, Franklin & Marshall ‘34 coached for 28 seasons, including stints at Upper Merion High School, Penn, Valley Forge Military Academy and F&M, where he was coach for 18 years before serving as athletic director. He has been inducted into the halls of fame at F&M, at District 3 in PA and the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.
A leading volunteer, Roy was secretary-treasurer and president of the EIWA Coaches Association from 1956-61 and also president of the EIWA from 1967-70. He also officiated meets from 1934-55. As a wrestler at F&M, Phillips was 32-2 in duals (30 by fall) and in 1934 was an undefeated captain of his unbeaten Diplomats. Roy placed 2nd in the nation at 135 pounds in 1933, with Harvard’s Pat Johnson third. Ironically, neither school was an EIWA member then.