In September of 2003, Phil was inducted into the prestigious Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame and in 2009, he was inducted in The Medina County Sports Hall of Fame. These honors were earned for his community service, athletic reputation, and sports officiating accomplishments. Phil was a three sport star at Cleveland's West High School. In baseball, he earned All-Ohio and All-Scholastic Honors. Post High School, Phil received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cleveland State University and his Masters in Education from Ashland University.
Recently, he has retired as a major college basketball official for 30 years, while serving as President of the Big Ten Officials Association. Phil had the honor of working in 20 consecutive NCAA March Madness Tournaments.
On the baseball side, he played professionally in the Indians organization and coached baseball at Cleveland State University. Phil has recently retired after 35 years as the Director of Vocational Education at Buckeye High School, in Medina, Ohio. In 2002, he was named The Ohio Educator of the Year.
Phil is proud that the Bova Baseball Camp is renowned for its focus on fundamentals. It has prepared young area talent for participation in sandlot, high school, and college baseball. A respected clinician of the game, Phil and his staff are often in demand to perform clinics for baseball programs throughout Northeastern Ohio. Phil is presently coaching youth basketball and baseball...developing his grandsons' and their teammates' skills.