California State University, Fresno

Longtime assistant McPhail has been asset to Severna Park

All that Severna Park longtime assistant track and cross country coach Elmer McPhail ever wanted to do growing up was to win a varsity letter.

Despite the fact that McPhail wasn’t able to earn his varsity letter in high school, he found a love more powerful then a mere letter.

“I was a small guy and all I cared about was earning my varsity letter so I tried to find a lot of different events where I could fit in and earn a varsity letter,”McPhail said. “I never got a varsity letter but I got to try a lot of different events and I fell in love with track and field.”

That love led to a career coaching track and field and cross country that spanned the better part of three...

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