Mike Phillips

Title

Mike Phillips

Defensive Line Coach

Bio

Coach Phillips is entering his 3rd year at Hartnell College as an assistant coach/part time physical education instructor.  Mike has been another great addition to the Panther coaching staff.  He is responsible for coaching the defensive line.  Hartnell has had some stingy play in the trenches over the past couple of seasons, and that is a direct result of a group that will “sell out” for their position coach.  Mike has a great relationship with his D-Line, he has developed sophomores into leaders each season and it shows on game day.  Mike is a graduate from both North Monterey County High School and Hartnell College. He was a very successful at his craft and he epitomizes just what we look for in a student athlete.  Mike was an All-Conference player and he was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Coast Conference while at Hartnell.  After attending Hartnell, Coach Phillips earned a football scholarship to Boise State University where he played defensive end during the 2000-2001 seasons.  He started at defensive end and was a member of the 2000 Humanitarian Bowl team, after winning the Big West Conference Championship.  Coach Phillips finished his college education with a Bachelors’ Degree in Social Science.  While teaching and coaching at Alisal and North Monterey County High Schools, Mike earned a Masters Degree in Education from National University. Coach Phillips will be assisting his Alma Mater for the 2nd time as our defensive line coach and he will continue to produce some of the more dominant defensive linemen in the Central Coast. Coach Phillips brings a great deal of knowledge, and his experience as a division I football player provides a great resource for our players.  He was a good leader as a player and he has a great mind for the game.  His passion and work ethic has made an immediate difference with the group of young men that he mentors. We are lucky to have him as an assistant football coach.   Mike is married to Sabrina and they have two children.  Their names are Michael (13) and Peyton (7).