Coaches Wall of Fame
Phil CibikInducted In: 2012
During high school, Phil was a two-sport athlete at Milwaukee Rufus King High School. He earned a letter each in gymnastics and baseball. Phil earned a teaching degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1954. He was a teacher, coach, and athletic director for 34 years. Phil started teaching mathematics at Waukesha High School in 1959. He retired from the Waukesha School District in 1988. Phil's coaching accomplishments covered 14 years at Waukesha High School. Seven of them were as an assistant to Rollie Bestor and seven as the head swim coach. As head coach, Phil’s teams won 6 out of 7 State Championships, 7 out of 7 Suburban Conference Championships, and had a dual meet record of 141 and 1. Phil also coached 14 high school All-American swimmers. Phil was inducted into the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swimming Hall of Fame in 1997. He was also honored with the Wisconsin High School Coaches Distinguished Service Award in 1976. Phil served in the US Army from 1954-1956. Phil and his wife, Catherine, who passed away in 2009, have three children and seven grandchildren, along with three great-grandchildren! Today, Phil lives in the summers on the Chippewa River in the log house he built with Catherine near Bruce, Wisconsin. Winters, he spends away from the north at the beach house in Orange Beach, Alabama.