Phillip L. Williams joined St. Peter Catholic School in August 2016 as a seventh grade English teacher. Born and raised in New Orleans, he and his wife Cathy moved to Covington where he began his St. Paul’s career in 1984, retiring in 2016. At St. Paul’s, Phil taught English and religion; he coached basketball, football, and baseball. The Clarion Herald and the Times Picayune named Phil the boys’ basketball coach of the year for the 2015-16 season. He earned a BA in English from Southeastern Louisiana University (1979) and later earned certification as a religious studies educator from St. Joseph Seminary College (2009).
Cathy and Phil have three St. Peter alumni- Jennifer (2003), Alex (2006), and Johnny (2009).