In Memory

Phillip Hull (Teacher)

Phillip Hull (Teacher)

Philip Houston Hull (1932 - 2013)


Philip Houston Hull was born in Spokane, Washington on November 27, 1932 and passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 21, 2013 at his second home in Oro Valley, Arizona. He attended Hutton Grade School and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1951. While at Lewis and Clark, Phil met the love of his life, Helen Mann, whom he married in 1955. He played basketball for Hall of Fame Coach E. L. "Squinty" Hunter whose influence played a major role in his decision to become a teacher and basketball coach. Phil graduated from the University of Idaho in 1955 but was an official "Adopted Cougar" and loved WSU. Phil's 41 year teaching career in the Edmonds School District included Edmonds High School, Mountlake Terrace High School, and ultimately Meadowdale High School where he became the first Boys Head Basketball Coach. He taught U.S. History and coached basketball for the next 36 years. Affectionately known as "Frontier Phil," he shared his fascination of the American West with thousands of "scholars" over the years. Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mona Hull and grandson, Zachary Houston Pavish. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen; brother, Paul (Katherine) Hull; daughter, Carin (Tim) Pavish; sons, Bruce (Mary) Hull and Bill (Wendy) Hull; and grandchildren, Bruce Hull Jr., Andy Hull, McKenzie Pavish, Ben Pavish, Alex Hull, Evan Hull and Hailey Hull. A memorial with friends and family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Meadowdale High School Sports Booster Club, Coach Hull Fund, P.O. Box 5279, Lynnwood, WA 98046.


Published in The Herald (Everett) on Dec. 22, 2013