Phillips enters his fifth season as a coach in the MN Comets program. He previously served as an assistant basketball coach at Saint John’s University for two years. Previously he spent three seasons at the University of Minnesota as student assistant. During that time, Phillips and the Gophers experienced two NCAA Tournament appearances. While at Minnesota, Phillips graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Phillips is a native of Oakdale, Minn., and an alumnus of Tartan High School.