ABOUT

Albina Sports Program was founded by Phil Walden, a beloved coach and educator. Mr. Walden passion and commitment thrived from his experience as a teacher in Portland Public Schools, Superintendent of Education at the Oregon State Prison, Mt. Hood College Veteran's Education Specialist and substitute teacher in Multnomah County.

While Phil's passion was coaching basketball, football and track. He started the Albina Road-Runners track team and the Albina Sports Program to help youth achieve their athletic and academic goals.

Mr. Phil Walden quietly but effectively impacted the lives of thousands of youth from all over the city of Portland and outlining areas. His unwavering commitment and mentorship helped produce countless numbers of college graduates, coaches, professionals and community leaders.

Today, we continue to expand on the foundation that Mr. Walden developed and to continue to developing the talents of young athletes and encourage them to succeed no matter the endeavor.

Founder Phil Walden

FOUNDED

1965

ALUMNI

2000

PROGRAMS

4

ALL-AMERICANS

189

MEET THE BOARD

Leon McKenzie

Vice Chair

John Mays

Board Member

Conway McCallister

Chairman of the Board

Eric Brown

Board member

Timothy Horn

Board member

Treasurer

Gary Hollands

Board member

Interim ED

Duy Do

GIVE BACK

Along with offering a vibrant, fun, athletic environment for youth, donations made to Albina Sports Program will support all programming. 

Albina Sports Program serves both youth and adults.  We are a comprehensive program uplifting both our youth and adults to become better together.