John Phillips

John Phillips (born February 6, 1947)

Teams coached: Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Tulsa record: 61-42 (.000)
Overall record: 61-42 (.000)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2001-2004 Tulsa
2000-2001 Tulsa (assoc. HC)
1997-2000 Tulsa (asst)
1988-1990 Oklahoma State (asst)
1977-1978 Tulsa (grad. asst)

John Phillips Facts

  • John Thomas Phillips
  • Born February 6, 1947
  • Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Alma Mater: Oklahoma State University (BS, 1973) / University of Tulsa (M.Ed, 1978)
  • Graduated from Tulsa McLain HS (OK) and played one year at Paris Junior College (TX)
  • After his undergrad at Oklahoma State, Phillips became an assistant coach at Broken Arrow School (OK)
  • Served as a graduate assistant for one year at Tulsa under head coach Jim King while getting his master’s
  • Spent the next ten years at the prep level, serving as head coach at Mannford HS (OK) for two seasons (31-20 overall), Bartlesville HS (OK) for two seasons (19-27) and at Edison HS (OK) for five seasons (128-35 and state runner-up twice)
  • Returned to his alma mater to be an assistant coach for two seasons under head coach Leonard Hamilton
  • Then coached three seasons at Stillwater HS (OK) and four seasons at Broken Arrow HS (OK)
    • Went 36-37 at Stillwater and 59-40 at Broken Arrow, winning the state title at the latter
  • Joined Bill Self‘s staff as an assistant at Tulsa in 1997 and was a part of two NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Got the head coaching job when Peterson left in 2001, leading the the Hurricane for three and a half seasons
    • Won the WAC title in 2002 and WAC Tournament in 2003, going to the NCAA Tournament both years
    • Resigned seven games into the 2004-05 season after a 2-5 start
  • Along with his wife, Leah, has one son and one daughter

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