Phil Shirk, from Frankford, Ind., was a two-time NAIA All-American at Texas A&I, made the All-Lone Star Conference team three times, was NAIA All-District three times and led the LSC in scoring in 1962, 1963 and 1964 while lettering for four consecutive seasons. He was inducted into the Javelina Hall of Fame in 1976.
He had the 10th best season scoring average (24.4) in LSC history and is the fourth leading scorer for a season with his 561 points in 1961-62.
Shirk had 41 points twice in single games and these rank as the fourth best single-game performances ever for an A&I player.
He held most of the A&I single-game, season and career records for a long period after finishing his career and still has the best career scoring average (20.8) and best career rebounding average (9.4) on the A&I record books.
While at A&I, Shirk was selected to play on an NAIA all-star team that met the Russian all-star team in a series. He was a member of the “T” Association.
Shirk currently is coaching in Ladoga, Ind.