Saul Phillips (basketball)

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Saul Phillips
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Ohio
Record 0-0 (–)
Biographical details
Born (1972-10-10) October 10, 1972 (age 41)
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Playing career
1991–1995 Wisconsin–Platteville
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996–1997
1997–1999
1999–2001
2001–2004
2004–2007
2007–2014
2014-present
Wayne State College (asst.)
Lake Superior State (asst.)
Milwaukee (asst.)
Wisconsin (operations)
North Dakota State (asst.)
North Dakota State
Ohio
Head coaching record
Overall 134-84 (.615)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Summit League Tournament Championship (2009, 2014)
Summit League Regular Season Championship (2009, 2014)
Awards
Summit League Coach of the Year (2009, 2014)[1]

Saul Phillips (born October 10, 1972[2]) is an American college basketball head coach for the Ohio Bobcats. Phillips is a graduate of University of Wisconsin–Platteville.

Coaching career[edit]

North Dakota State University[edit]

Saul Phillips got his start at NDSU as an assistant coach under Tim Miles in 2004. When Miles left the school to coach Colorado State in 2007, Phillips was promoted to head coach.[3]

In 2009 Phillips led the North Dakota State Bison to win the Summit League tournament championship and became the first team since Southwestern Louisiana (now Louisiana–Lafayette) in 1972 to advance to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship in their first year of eligibility. On January 17, 2013; Saul Phillips notched his 100th win with the Bison.

Phillips reached the NCAA tournament once again in 2014 after winning the Summit League tournament. Seeded 12th in the NCAA Tournament, the Bison upset 5th seeded Oklahoma in the second round 80-75,[4] then lost to 4th seeded San Diego State 44-63[5] in the third round. He is currently 4th on the all time wins list in NDSU men's basketball history.

Ohio University[edit]

On April 6, 2014; Saul Phillips agreed to become the 18th head coach of the Ohio University Bobcats.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
North Dakota State (The Summit League) (2007–2014)
2007–08 North Dakota State 16–13 10–8 4th
2008–09 North Dakota State 26–7 16–2 1st NCAA First Round
2009–10 North Dakota State 11–18 8–10 6th
2010–11 North Dakota State 14–15 8–10 7th
2011–12 North Dakota State 17–14 9–9 3rd
2012–13 North Dakota State 24–10 12–4 3rd CBI First Round
2013–14 North Dakota State 26–6 12–2 1st NCAA Third Round
North Dakota State: 134–84 (.615) 75–45 (.625)
Ohio (Mid-American Conference) (2014–present)
2014–15 Ohio 0-0 0-0
Ohio: 0-0 (–) 0-0 (–)
Total: 134–84 (.615)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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