This is Coach Phillips’ third 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 22 years. Coach Phillips is an avid tennis player. In 2008, she began assisting the tennis pro for the City of Grapevine (the late Roger Williams) 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 five 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, and in December 2016, Coach Phillips earned 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. Katie (Phillips) Nuncio made the Varsity tennis team at Colleyville Heritage High School her freshman year and by the beginning of her sophomore year, surpassed several upperclassmen on the team to become the number 2 girl on the varsity team.
Under Coach Phillips, the Rough Rider tennis program has earned recognition as a USTA No Cut Program, and Coach Phillips has been recognized as a USTA No Cut Coach. Additionally, Coach Phillips is registered with the USTA as a USTA Net Generation provider. Coach Phillips is excited to begin the spring tennis season at Saginaw High School and looks forward to continuing to develop a highly competitive tennis program.