Co-Founder, Ultimate Sports
Co-Founder and Director, Flight Elite (1997-2001 merged into NorCal Elite)
Phil served as a coach and athletic director at St. Stephen’s School in San Francisco before opening a sporting goods business in 1972. Phil’s career in the sports apparel business has spanned over 40 years.
Phil began sponsoring and coaching AAU youth basketball programs in 1992 and joined forces with Chris Whirlow and founded MVP Flight and Flight Elite Basketball in 1997. Phil takes pride in the fact that these programs pioneered year-round youth basketball in Northern California.
Phil also co-founded the Warriors Basketball Club with Ken Nelson and served with him as co-athletic director for St. Perpetua CYO. Phil continues to co-direct and coach Warriors Basketball with his son Mark.