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January Titan Talks highlight agility, resilience and self-motivation

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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2020

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College’s Tim McNeil ’96, head coach for the men’s and women’s track & field and cross country teams, and Brandon Phillian ’09, a Wilmington Area High School teacher and head football coach, will kick off the 2020 Titan Talks series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in Berlin Lounge located in Westminster’s McKelvey Campus Center.

Using his experiences of successfully and meaningfully leading a large team, McNeil will explore the topics of agility, resilience and self-motivation in his talk. McNeil is in his 13th year as the head coach for the track & field and cross country programs at Westminster. A seven-time Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Coach of the Year recipient, he has coached the Titan track & field teams to a combined 10 PAC titles.

Phillian will talk about how he leads people with differing beliefs, backgrounds, gifts and abilities to want to be positive role models, teammates and humans. He will also discuss ways for living a productive life pleasing to God by following these life beliefs. Phillian, who teaches mathematics at Wilmington Area High School in New Wilmington, just finished his second season as the school’s head football coach.

Established in the fall of 2018, Westminster College’s Titan Talks is a three-part series featuring Westminster scholars and professionals and aimed at helping human beings develop their best selves and live lives with a mindful purpose.

Titan Talks are free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. There will be light snacks at the event. To register, visit

For more information, please contact Nicole Hunter, assistant director of alumni engagement and coordinator of Titan Talks, at 724-946-7373 or The next installment of Titan Talks will be in February.