Phil Hansel

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Phillip Sand Hansel (February 18, 1925 – August 6, 2010),[1] known as Phill or Phil Hansel, was an American swimming coach.

He was the swimming coach at the University of Houston for 39 years, from 1957 to 1998.[2] He also served as a coach or manager on two Olympic teams[3] and helped found the American Swimming Coaches Association.[4]

He was named the Southwest Conference's Swimming Coach of the Year three times, in 1975, 1985 and 1986.


  1. ^ Obituary: Phillip Sand Hansel from the Houston Chronicle. Published on 2010-08-08; retrieved 2010-08-09.
  2. ^ 2008 UH Hall of Honor Inductees Named Archived 2010-06-29 at the Wayback Machine, University of Houston Athletic News, June 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  3. ^ Nine Greats, Impact Team Set to Join UH Hall of Honor, University of Houston Athletics website (; published. 2008-06-04, retrieved 2010-08-09.
  4. ^ Hansel's bio Archived 2010-05-31 at the Wayback Machine from the Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame; retrieved 2010-08-09.