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Jason Phillips enters his 17th year of coaching across both collegiate and professional athletics. He begins his third season as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Colorado State after being hired as an assistant in 2009. In his four seasons at Colorado State working with the men's basketball program, he has helped the team earn an 81-50 record, and see post-season play for three of those four seasons, including back to back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012. Phillips also trained 2013 NBA draft pick Colton Iverson. In addition, Phillips has served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Women's Volleyball program since 2011 and has played a vital role in a program that has won three consecutive Mountain West Conference championships (2011-2013) and played to a 70-15 won/loss record during that stretch.
Phillips came to the Rams after a four-year stint from 2005-08 as the Head Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the University of Washington in the PAC-12 Conference. During his time at Washington, Phillips worked with the Football, Men's and Women's Golf programs, as well as the Huskies Softball program that amassed 109 wins during his tenure and finished ranked No. 3 in 2006-07. Phillips was an Assistant Strength, Speed & Conditioning Coach at Oregon State University for two and a half years prior to his time with the Huskies program. At Oregon State, he assisted with the implementation of strength, speed and conditioning for the Football team, while serving as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Wrestling, Softball, Swimming, and Men's/Women's Golf programs. Phillips joined the Beavers after serving as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the NFL's San Diego Chargers under strength coach Dave Redding and Head Football coach Marty Schottenheimer in 2003 and 2004.
Prior to his two seasons in San Diego, Phillips was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of California, Irvine, and their 23 varsity sports. He also spent a season as a minor league Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2000, coaching soon-to-be major leaguers John Lackey and Francisco Rodriguez.
The Deadwood, SD., native worked as a Graduate Assistant at the University of North Texas from 1997-1998. He was in charge of strength & conditioning for Golf, Swimming, Women's Basketball, Tennis, and Track & Field. He also assisted with Football during his time at UNT, where he obtained a master's degree in exercise physiology. Phillips attended the University of Colorado as an undergraduate and earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. He holds numerous certifications, including the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), FMS, and USA Weightlifting. Phillips and his wife, Natalie, have two children, Noa and Makena.
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