Vol 5: Phil Muir
2018 Tim S. O’Halloran Award Winner Phil Muir: enriching the lives of students and serving as an example for all.
The Tim S. O’Halloran Young Alumni Faculty Award is presented to the faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching, student life enrichment, dedication, and service. This award is named after the late Tim S. O’Halloran. Tim was a teacher, coach, award-winning scientist, innovator, scholar, artist, athlete, and visionary. It was his love of teaching, exceptional love and care for his students, love of and dedication to Holland Hall, and passion for learning that made Tim such a special individual. Each year, the class celebrating its 10-year reunion selects the faculty member who best represents the qualities we celebrate and appreciate in Tim. We are proud to announce this year’s recipient, Phil Muir.Coach Muir has served the Holland Hall community for over seventeen years. In 2001 he founded our highly effective and invaluable strength and conditioning program, a program that was the first of its kind in the Tulsa area and beyond. He continues to serve as the director of that program and as a wellness coordinator, 9th Grade dean, football coach, beloved and highly sought after advisor, student life team member, admission committee member, and invaluable mentor to students and faculty alike.During his time at Holland Hall, Coach Muir has established a rapport with students and faculty, both past and present, that is one of trust, deep appreciation, and respect. Coach Muir is a man of patience, high expectations, care, and dedication. He has proven himself to be approachable, a listener first and foremost, and has genuine care for each and every student in our school. He takes the time to get to know something about every student and supports their endeavors, often at the expense of spending time with his own family.Before joining the Holland Hall family, Coach Muir grew up in Edmond, OK and was a 1993 graduate of Edmond Memorial High School. He attended the University of Central Oklahoma, competed in football, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in education. After graduation, he worked for and eventually managed The Adams Course, a sports performance company, for seven years with stints in Edmond and Houston, TX. Following his time with the Adams Course, he was hired on as Southern Nazarene University’s strength and conditioning coach. Holland Hall wisely hired Coach Muir, and the school has been better for it ever since.For his dedication to student life enrichment and making the school a positive environment for everyone in the community, the Class of 2008 has selected a true example of the best in an educator, coach, and colleague at Holland Hall. Congratulations, Coach Phil Muir!