Auburn Panthers 1984-1987
Portland Prowlers (IPFL) 2000
Snohomish County Vikings
Recently discharged from the Navy
where he played for the Long Beach Naval Air Station team, Pompeo jumped on board
with the SeaTac Flyers in 1973 and played center until a
devastating knee injury ended his on-field playing days as
quickly as they had started, but ignited a new fire off the
field. He became one of the
youngest General Managers of a semi pro team at the age of
22, running the Flyers behind the scenes. Everything
from practice schedules to gear checkout ran across his
"desk". Tim Robinson, founder of the Flyers hired Phil
as a sports editor which doubled as a great way to keep the
Flyers in the public eye week in and week out.
Pompeo became one of the most prolific offensive coaches in
the Northwest and in 1984 founded what is still regarded as
the single most dominant team in the regions' rich history.
The Auburn Panthers under Phil's leadership as general
manager, would reel off 57-consecutive victories setting a
National record and being named the AMLFA National Champions
In 1990-91, Pompeo took his semi pro knowledge to try and
help turn around the Tyee High School program amidst a 30+
game losing streak. The team would finally break
through in 1993 notching it's first win in 47 trys.
Pompeo would close out his career in the Indoor Professional
ranks taking the Portland Prowlers to the IPFL Championship
game in 2000 with fellow Hall of Famer, Richard Harris as
his head coach.
2015 American Football Association Hall of Fame
Biography notes credited to Tim Robinson, founder of