Phil J. Long
Phil J. Long, a charter member of the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame, earned 11 letters during his time at Emory & Henry: three for football and four each for basketball and baseball. His induction was in honor of his accomplishments on the basketball court.
Long was named to the All-Conference team three out of four years that he played basketball at E&H. He was also recognized with All-State honors in the 1952-53 season. That year, he was the leading collegiate scorer in the state and among the top ten in the nation with a 28 point average. Perhaps one of the crowning moments of Long’s college basketball career was scoring 43 points en route to an 83-80 victory over the reigning state champions, University of Richmond. Long’s successes led to many career and season records at Emory & Henry.
Long, who was a chemistry major, attended graduate school at Virginia Tech and went on to become a distribution center manager at Mobay Corporation, a chemical distribution company.