Bejarano, David, Schneeberger recognized for dedication to strength and conditioning
In 2013, Phillips took part in the NBA pre-Draft combine in Chicago. As an affiliate of BAM (Basic Athletic Measurement) Coach Phillips assisted in the measurement and athletic testing of NBA prospects. He also serves as a strength and conditioning consultant to The Bahamas senior men's basketball national team. The 20 member senior team has trained and practiced in Fort Collins, Colorado in preparation for the Caribbean Basketball Confederation championships and FIBA Americas Championships.
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.
As an Assistant Strength, Speed & Conditioning Coach at Oregon State University for two years, Phillips assisted with the implementation of strength, speed and conditioning for the Beavers 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, which hosts 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.
The Deadwood, South Dakota 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; Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC), National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS), FMS, Eleiko Olympic Weightlifting, and USA Weightlifting. Phillips and his wife, Natalie, have two children, Noa and Makena.
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