St. Francis High School announced that Terry Phillips has been hired as the school’s new head baseball coach effective Aug. 21. Coach Phillips was selected from amongst a group of extremely well qualified candidates to lead the St. Francis baseball program starting in the 2014-15 season.
Phillips arrives at St. Francis from Occidental College in Eagle Rock where he served as an assistant coach since 2010. During the past four years he also worked as a head coach with the Toluca Lake baseball program.
Phillips has also been successful as a head baseball coach at the high school level. From 2005-08, he served as the associate head coach at Park City High School in Park City, Utah. From 2008-10, he led the school’s baseball program as head coach. During his tenure as head coach, he helped guide the Miners to a conference championship and a trip to the Class 3A playoffs. In addition to the helping the team to a successful season, he also helped send eight players on to play at the collegiate level. Three of those players went on to Division I and the Kansas City Royals drafted one player in the 14th round. Amongst that group of players was recent Occidental graduate David Feasler who will be serving as Phillips’ associate head coach for the Golden Knights during the 2014-15 season.