A young Caymanian will be attacking California courts for the foreseeable future.
Phillip Webb will be playing for the Master’s College Mustangs this Fall. The school, located in Santa Clarita, California, competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Master’s College, a Christian liberal arts college, has a new head coach in Ken Sugarman – an alumnus who played on the men’s team – who says getting Webb was part of his offseason priorities.
“Making a schedule, shaping a roster, and creating game plans all factor into the exciting part of the process of being a head coach,” Sugarman said. “I get to jump back into the world of competitive collegiate athletics with two feet. It’s an exciting time. I’m looking forward to getting to know the guys, paint a vision on where we want to go and who we want to be. I can’t wait to get to know the players collectively and on an individual basis and to get a running start for next season.
“What excites me the most is a chance to mentor young men through the game of basketball and through academics at a place that holds biblical truth to a high esteem. We’re going to build leaders.”
The George Town native was previously at Santa Clarita Christian High School. The 6-foot, 7-inch, 225-pound forward starred for the Cardinals alongside a group of other Caymanian players, namely Rueben Barnes, Maynor Brooks, Christopher Collins and Justin Nalty. This past season, those young men guided Santa Clarita to a 21-8 record, the Heritage Basketball League title and a finals berth in the 2014 California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Boys Basketball Playoffs.
In addition, the Cardinals would advance to the second round of the CIF State Division V playoffs. All of those achievements are firsts in school history.