Phil Faulkner, a native of Island Falls, has coached for over fifty- years at all levels of high school basketball. He played basketball for Bridgewater Academy and went on to star at what is now the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Phil is an inductee in the Owl’s Hall of Fame. Faulkner went on to become a physical education teacher and served as a northern Maine Athletic Director for 40 years while coaching basketball, soccer, and baseball. Faulkner’s basketball teams at Island Falls and Katahdin High School in Stacyville have amassed more than 400 wins and two Gold Balls, in 1977 and 1985.