Thirty-Five years in the Philadelphia School District. Thirty-Three years at Benjamin Franklin High School as Teacher, Dean of Students, Department Head, Athletic Director, Curriculum Developer, Evaluator, Coordinator of a Transitional Program for students to transition from the Juvenile Corrections System back to High School. Taught the first Afro-American History course accredited by the School District. Faculty sponsor of the Black Student League, we were responsible for the School District to appoint the First Black Athletic Director, the first Black Department Head of History, Black Principal and first Black Vice Principal. Named the School Malcolm X High School had the Board of Education promise to name the next school they built Martin Luther King High School.
As a curriculum developer help integrate Afro-Americans into all subjects and courses mentored High School Coaches in Sacramento California from 1988-1993. Clinics were held in Belize, Jamaica, Philadelphia, New York, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Washington D. C., Miami, San Antonio, Richmond Virgina and etc. Regional Director of International Shoot for the Stars Institute. Peer leadership and Human Development Trainer,
Coach ¬- 1971-1999
Won 456 and lost 184,
Helped develop L.A. Sport s Academy.
First African-American to win the Philadelphia Public League Championship
Retired with the most wins in Philadelphia Public League History
Winning Coach in the 1987 McDonald’s All American game
Coached the first Philadelphia Labor Classic
3 NBA players – Pooh Richardson
Over 70 NCAA players
100% graduation rate
Phoenix Club has named their annual Male player of the year award “The Ken Hamilton Award”
Ben Franklin High School has named their gym “Hamilton Hall”