Dale Phillips to be inducted into the NHSACA Hall of Fame

GROSSE ISLE — Former Marquette Senior High School cross country and track coach Dale Phillips will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Phillips’s coaching career at MSHS began back in 1965, coaching cross country for 40 years and track for 37 years. He also served as the JV football coach for five years. He retired last year, but still volunteers at all the meets.

In his illustrious time with the Redmen and Redettes, Phillips won 70 U.P. cross country titles, 22 runner-up finishes and 84 conference championships. He also coached 21 runners who were named U.P. Runner of the Year. He was named U.P. Coach of the Year 10 times and was inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame back in 2009. His other Hall of Fame inductions include the Michigan Interscholastic Track & Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010.

The induction ceremony will take place on June 26th, 2018 at the Ramkota in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.