Gerald “Jerry” Phillips retired with greater than 500 victories because the boys basketball coach at Sacred Coronary heart Cathedral and Las Lomas.
Member of the SHC and San Francisco Prep halls of fame, he died Sunday on the age of 85.
A 1952 graduate of Fremont Excessive in Oakland, Phillips went on to play baseball and males’s basketball at Saint Mary’s Faculty.
The longtime college member at SHC from 1956 to 2013 took over the boys basketball program on the San Francisco college in 1962 and led the Fightin’ Irish to its first Central Coast Part title in 1972.
Phillips, who stepped down after the 1985 marketing campaign, got here out of retirement in 1990 to educate for six seasons at Las Lomas, the place all 5 of his youngsters with spouse Janice graduated.
His legacy features a huge quantity of highschool coaches within the Bay Space who as soon as performed for his or her mentor.
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