Worcester Telegram & Gazette: 'Clark men's basketball coach Paul Phillips is this year's Paul N. Johnson Award recipient'

April 13, 2016
Men's basketball Coach Paul Phillips
Men's basketball Coach Paul Phillips

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette's Jennifer Tolland wrote about Clark men's basketball Coach Paul Phillips in an April 5 column. Phillips received the Worcester Area College Basketball Association's Paul N. Johnson Award for contributions to Worcester area basketball last Sunday.

Here, an excerpt from that column:

“Paul Phillips isn’t writing a speech for Sunday night, but the Clark men’s basketball coach is rarely at a loss for words, especially when it comes to extolling the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA). ... Phillips will receive this year’s Paul N. Johnson Award for contributions to Worcester area basketball. The award is named after the late Telegram sports editor.

" 'It really is to me probably the most special award you can receive,' Phillips said. 'If you’re a basketball coach and you’re associated with basketball in the city of Worcester, I think it’s the highest award you can have bestowed upon you.' ”