|Sport (s):||Men's Basketball|
Phillip "Phil" E. Wendel's '86 name remains on the DePauw basketball record books. To date, he still holds the DePauw career record of 600 assists and steals record of 172. A NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipient, Academic All-Great Lakes District selection and second team all-American selection in 1985-86, Wendel led the team in assists three years and in steals twice. In addition, he set the school record for assists in a season with 178 in 1984; this record stood until 2002. He holds three of the top six single-season marks in school history and is tied for third with 110 games played. His 52.5 percent field goal percentage ranks him in ninth place, and his career 979 points ranks 22nd in school history. He was named Defensive Player of the Year his sophomore year and MVP both his junior and senior years.
After graduating from DePauw with a B.A. in psychology, Phil earned a M.S. in sports administration from Georgia State University. He works as the middle learning principal and teacher at The Galloway School in Atlanta. In his 13th year at The Galloway School, he previously worked as the middle learning assistant principal and teacher. He also served as the head boys' basketball coach, head track and field coach and continues to serve as the head cross country coach. He resides in Atlanta and his outside interests include running marathons and road races, completing triathlons, adventure racing, abstract painting and traveling.