During the 2015-2016 Roswell continued the trend of players moving on to play at the collegiate level. Four seniors signed with different schools: Malik Abdulgader - Piedmont, Tariq Abdulgader - Piedmont, Eric Jones - Rose-Hulman, Trent Markwith - Millsaps. Senior Eric Jones was named to the All-Region team and Coach Phillips was selected as head coach for the South Team in the XL212 All-Star Game.
Last season Roswell posted the 5th 20 win regular season in school history, winning the Region 4-AAAAAAA regular season title and earning a Top 10 ranking in Georgia. Senior James Anderson and sophomore Miles Herron were named 1st team all-region while junior Ryan Brennan was named honorable mention. The Hornets were named the most improved team in AAAAAAA and Phillips was selected Region and North Fulton Coach of the Year. Anderson signed to play at Cuyahoga College in Ohio. In the last 6 years, 16 Hornets have moved on to play collegiately.
In addition to teaching and coaching, Coach Phillips is an assistant athletic director for the Hornets responsible for technology & media relations, event supervision, and the Student Athlete Leadership Team (SALT). Coach Phillips brought the SALT program to Roswell in 2011. SALT is an initiative of the IDEALS leadership organization in which coaches nominate student-athletes for SALT leadership training. Roswell High School is currently the only SALT participant in Fulton County.
Coach Phillips holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from Presbyterian College. He also holds a Masters of Education and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership & Administration from the University of West Georgia.
Coach Phillips is married to the former Jennifer Lathem, a native of Canton, Georgia, who teaches high school mathematics. The couple has an eleven year old daughter, Palmer, and an eight year old son, Trey.
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