Phyllis Anderson Inducted Into Armory Coaches Hall of Fame
Release: December 19, 2016
Saint Peter's University head track & field/cross country coach Phyllis Anderson has been inducted into the Armory Coaches Hall of Fame.
One of the most successful scholastic coaches in New York City, Phyllis Anderson built the A. Philip Randolph High School track and field program into a powerhouse, winning 17 straight Manhattan Borough Indoor Championships. In 1988 she became the first female coach to win the outdoor PSAL City Championships, and went on to win five of those in a row in the 1990s. Her team also won the 2000 New Balance/Marty Glickman Award presented to the team with outstanding achievement in academics, team spirit and community service.
Anderson coached at A. Philip Randolph High School from 1981 to 2008, where she coached multiple Olympians, including gold medalist Natasha Hastings (Team USA, 2008) and Barbara Selkridege (Antigua, 1988). She has also been a fixture as a coach at the Empire State Games.
Anderson, along with the seven other coaches were inducted into the Armory Coaches Hall of Fame during the AT&T Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational on December 17, 2016.