MHSLCA Inducts Dave Phillips into their Hall of Fame
On Sunday, February 23rd the Michigan High School Lacrosse Coaches Association inducted five new members into the 2020 Class. This year one of the honorees was Catholic Central’s first lacrosse coach, Mr. Dave Phillips. The Michigan High School Lacrosse Coaches Association's Hall of Fame was founded in 2007 by lacrosse coaches around the state to formally recognize the dedication and commitment for excellence in growing the sport in our state.
The Detroit Country Day School graduate was the first coach hired at Detroit Catholic Central and was instrumental in helping establish the Detroit area Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) lacrosse league in the mid-1980’s. During his tenure at Catholic Central, Mr. Phillips was Coach of the Year in 1981, 1982, and 1985, and his team were State Finalist in 1982 and won the Midwest Championship 1988. Mike Jolly credited Mr. Phillips with “being instrumental in helping to set the template to help grow the game at both De La Salle and other places around the state.”
On behalf of all the current and former lacrosse players in the program, we would like to congratulate Coach Phillips and all of the honorees in this year’s hall of fame class.
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.