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Joe Phillips

Joe Phillips, Millersburg High School (1963)

At Millersburg, Joe starred as a baseball pitcher and scored 570 points in his varsity basketball career (high game, 30). After high school, Joe played both baseball (pitcher) and basketball (forward and guard) at Manchester College. During three years on the varsity at Manchester, he scored 1225 points (high point game, 36), and during his senior year shot 60 % from the field and 89.6 % (third in the nation 1966-67) from the free throw line. Joe was selected as an NAIA all-star. Following his senior basketball season, he was selected to play in the Indiana-Kentucky NAIA All-Star game. He received the Rotary Sportsmanship Award (1967). Joe became a physician, specializing in emergency medicine and was the Medical Director for Methodist Hospital Emergency Department in Indianapolis, from 1980 until he retired in the fall of 2001.