This is Coach Phillips’ first year as head coach at Saginaw High School. Coach Phillips coaches both the Junior Varsity and the Varsity tennis teams.
Coach Phillips grew up in Arlington, Texas and has lived in Euless, Texas for the past 19 years. Coach Phillips has been an avid tennis player for many years. In 2008, she began assisting the tennis pro for the City of Grapevine with his area drill classes and in 2011 she began teaching drill classes and private lessons on her own in Grapevine, Bedford and Roanoke. Additionally Coach Phillips has taught tennis in the Tarrant County College for Kids program the last three summers.
After Coach Phillips began teaching tennis in 2011, she decided to go back to school to earn her degree so that she could pursue a career coaching tennis and teaching. In 2015, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a minor in history. Coach Phillips is currently working on her Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on coaching at Texas Woman’s University.
Coach Phillips and her husband Mike have two daughters, Virginia and Katie. Virginia and Katie both graduated from Colleyville Heritage High School and are both currently attending Tarrant County College. Katie Phillips made the varsity tennis team at Colleyville Heritage High School her freshman year and by the beginning of her sophomore year she surpassed several upperclassmen on the team to become the number 2 girl on the varsity team.
Coach Phillips is excited to be coaching tennis at Saginaw High School and looks forward to developing a highly competitive tennis program.
Coach Canterbury grew up in the EMS-ISD and attended Blue Mound Elementary, Saginaw Elementary, Wayside Middle and W.E. Boswell High School. He is married to Teresa, also a graduate of W.E. Boswell High School, and UNT. They have two children, Lesli (TSU) and Lance (TT). Both are graduates of W.E. Boswell High School. Coach Canterbury holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Angelo State University and a Masters of Education Administration from Tarleton State University.
Ric started his coaching career at Azle ISD and has also coached in Birdville ISD, Irving ISD, and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. He has coached Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, and Tennis at the high school level. He was a teacher/coach at Boswell High School prior to becoming a school Administrator in the district.
Coach Canterbury has been serving as the Junior Varsity Tennis coach at Saginaw High School for the past two years. Last spring, he served as the interim coach and helped the Varsity to the 4-A Regionals. The Team was also represented at the State Tournament by girls singles Finalist, Domonique Garley.