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Yamhill-Carlton High School
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Coach Phil Whitehead has extensive experience in coaching athletics at the collegiate, high school and youth levels over the last two decades.
Coach Whitehead has served as a Basketball, Soccer, and Tennis coach collegiately, with experience both at Linfield College and Willlamette University.
As the Varsity Girls Basketball coach at Yamhill Carlton High School he saw great success, and had the opportunity to coach his now-grown daughters.
In 2004, he
took over the Yamhill-Carlton
program that had gone 0-22, and lead them to the State tournament, just two years later.
He has served as a director of player development at Newberg High School, and an AAU director in the Chehalem School District.
You are SURE to become a better basketball player under his tutelage.
After three years on the job, Newberg High School girls tennis team coach Phil Whitehead has resigned.As perhaps Newberg's least successful athletic program, Whitehead signed on to be the head coach of a team that aspired to a winning record, but hadn't reached that goal.But Whitehead's tenure was cut short when he had to resign to take care of his ill mother in Redmond."This spring, I didn't know if I was going to be here or in Redmond," Whitehead said."That's not fair to the team and not fair to the girls. (Resigning) was hard to do because it's a group of girls who were freshmen when I started and I would love to see them finish and graduate.But like I said, it was a tough call."Whitehead said a summer tennis program was put on this summer to help prepare Newberg players for next season, but he couldn't attend because he was in Redmond."That was tough not to be a part of that because I was gone all summer, but I just hope things keep going in the right direction," he said.Whitehead guided the Tigers to a 7-7 overall record and 2-6 Pac-9 Conference record his first year, followed by the team's first winning season in 27 years in 2003 when the team compiled a 7-6 overall mark and 3-5 conference record.Last year, the Tigers finished 6-8-1 overall and 3-5 in the Pac-9."We had done some good things," he said."We have gone in a good direction with the program, but it's not fair for them not to know if I was going to be there or not."Sometimes, you've got to put your family first.I've done it before when I left the college ranks to coach my daughters, but your parents raised you and there comes a time in your life where you have to take care of them.It was a tough decision, but I have to make sure my mom is OK and everything."In addition to transforming a squad that was not competitive playing other teams, Whitehead also added stability to the program."When I came back for my second year, I was the first person to come back for the second year in like four years," he said."They had a new coach every year so for three years. ...Each year we got better as far as league record and scoring points, but I would have liked to do some more work with some individuals."Whitehead said he has left messages for players to inform them of his decision, but hasn't been able to reach many of them.He said he will look back at his days at NHS fondly."I met some wonderful people, parents and kids," he said."When you're dealing with the youth, that's the future of the community and that's pretty exciting.I think we did some positive things and reached out, so I hope it goes in the right direction."
is also in his
second season coaching the Yamhill-Carlton
High School girls 3A basketball team.The season prior to Whitehead's arrival at NHS
, the Tigers went 0-22.Whitehead
proceeded to guide the Tigers to an 8-13 in his
"I knew we were going to be young this year, but I was hoping we'd mature as the season went on," said Yamhill-Carlton coach Phil Whitehead.
the engine that drove the bus," Whitehead
"They did a good job of shutting down Bree," Whitehead
"I thought our defense picked up the pressure in the fourth," said Yamhill-Carlton coach Phil Whitehead.
"It was a big win for us," said Phil Whitehead, Yamhill-Carlton girls basketball coach.