Phillip Gardner

Class of 1968
Induction Year: 2022
Competed In: Basketball, Baseball, Track, Cross Country
Coached: Basketball and Baseball

Graduation Class from Wes-Del (for Athletes):  1968

Sport(s) Participated In both during and after high school:

  • Wes-Del (lettered 4 yrs Basketball, 4 yrs Baseball, 3 yrs Track, 1 yr Cross Country)
  • Greenville College (lettered 1 yr Baseball)

Contributions to the field of athletics (for Coaches and Contributors):

  • Blue River Valley High School:  Varsity  Baseball Coach 7 yrs, Varsity Basketball Coach 5 years, and Athletic Director for 8 years
  • Cowan High School:  Principal 7 years
  • Wes-Del High School:  Principal 14 years
  • Indiana High School Athletic Association:  Board of Directors 18 years, Assistant Commissioner 9 years

List of Accomplishments, Awards and Recognitions both during and after high school:

  • High School – Lions Club Mental Attitude Award, Variety of individual awards in Baseball and Basketball
  • Selected to the Delaware County Hall of Fame 2005
  • Indiana District 6 Principal of the Year
  • IHSAA Mental Attitude Award in 1A Baseball given my name in 2021
  • Indiana Basketball Coaches Virgil Sweet Award in 2017
  • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Award for Outstanding Service 93-94
  • Retired in 2017 after completing 45 years in the field as an educator