Great Valley's Gary Phillips has been dismissed after 17 seasons as the school's head football coach.

"It's one of those personnel things that I can't really comment on," Russell Wren, Great Valley's athletic director, said when reached yesterday.

This season, the Patriots went 3-8 overall and 2-3 in the Ches-Mont League American Conference.

Phillips, a teacher at the school, confirmed the development but could not be reached for later comment.

West Catholic's Jake Zuzek, a two-way lineman, has orally committed to the United States Naval Academy.

- Rick O'Brien