Philip J. Wittliff
Year Inducted: 1988
Phillip excelled in baseball, football and hockey at an early age. He participated in Little League and Babe Ruth League Baseball for eight years, was an all-start and played on the city champion Coca Cola team. He also played hockey in the Minor League Hockey Association Pee Wee through Junior Divisions.
Port Huron Catholic won a State Championship in hockey, as Philip earned High School All-American honors. He also quarter-backed the football team, was the leading scorer in the Blue Water Area as a Senior in 1965, and was selected to the Class B All-State first team.
Attending Notre Dame on an athletic scholarship, Phillip played football and hockey. Especially outstanding in hockey, he led the Irish in scoring and served as team captain for two years. He also played for Team U.S.A. in the World University Games at Lake Placid, New York.
As a professional with the Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Team (USHL), Phillip was Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable and leading scorer. Later, after coaching and serving as General Manager, he was named Executive Vice President, a position he presently holds with this International Hockey League Team.