Phillip Alan Plantier
We gratefully acknowledge the outstanding achievements that Phil Plantier has made in athletics. After a stellar baseball career at Poway High, Phil was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and made his major league debut in 1991. Phil played eight seasons as a major league outfielder and, in his best season, he slugged 34 home runs and drove in 100 runs with the San Diego Padres. Upon completion of his playing career, Phil completed his college studies and volunteered eight years in Poway youth sports and coached college baseball. A proven leader and example, Phil returned to professional baseball in 2007 where he has served as coach, manager, coordinator, and hitting coach for the San Diego Padres.