Coach Phillips is a native of Santa Clarita Valley, California, and brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the Buccaneers. During his tenure at the helm of both Canyon and Valencia High Schools, Coach Phillips compiled over 200 victories, five league championships, and 15 state tournament appearances, including two elite 8 appearances and a trip to the final 4. Coach Phillips has helped develop more than a dozen players to continue their basketball careers on the collegiate level.
Coach Phillips believes that success should occur in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and he has been recognized for that as well. While at Canyon High School, he was named teacher of the year for his entire district for the 2012-13 school year. Coach Phillips will join the Allatoona faculty as a math teacher who strongly believes that the classroom comes first. He stresses the importance of academic excellence, integrity, and sportsmanship with his athletes and students alike, and he believes in promoting a family friendly atmosphere that puts players and students first in all things.
Coach Phillips is married to Jen, and they have five sons: Cayden (13), Camden (12), Kellen (10), Kolin (8), and Kasten (4).