About the guy who started

This site was created in 1997 by George Phillips. Phillips ran a 9:29 in the 1970 NCHSAA State Meet for R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem. He also placed 2nd in the 1969 NCHSAA Cross-Country State Meet.

He has degrees in Health and Physical Education from Appalachian State University and from the University of Oregon.

In his first career he worked 13 years as a junior high teacher and senior high coach in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Along the way he has helped to coach at Winston-Salem Reynolds HS, and at Independence and Myers Park High Schools in Charlotte.

Outstanding coaches he had the privilege to work with include Norm Trzaskoma (RJ Reynolds), Richard Prince (Myers Park) and Jerryl Todd (Independence).

At age 40 George took community college classes and launched a new career in Charlotte working as a computer programmer and system analyst.

In 2001 George took a job near the Research Triangle Park. He and wife Vivian lived in Chapel Hill and Carrboro until he retired in 2017. They are currently enjoying retirement and living in Hendersonville.

In 2010 he became the first maintainer of a website covering NC high school sports to win the NCHSAA's "Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year Award".

"The following photo [of slightly mediocre quality] was made in Olympic Stadium (Atlanta, 1996) just before Donovan Bailey became the World's Fastest Human. (More on Bailey). If you look *real* carefully... you can see one of my favorite athletes, Jonathan Edwards (more) in the background. The guy in the white shirt? That's me." -- G.P.

Olympic Stadium, 1996

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