Terry Don Phillips
|Terry Don Phillips|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Virginia Tech (assistant)
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
Arkansas (sr. assoc. AD)
Playing and coaching career
Phillips played defensive tackle at Arkansas from 1966 to 1969. He remained at Arkansas as a graduate assistant for the 1970 and 1971 seasons, before moving to Virginia Tech as an assistant coach. Phillips left Virginia Tech after 1978.
Phillips stayed at Arkansas until 1994, when he moved to Oklahoma State. Under Phillips, the Cowboys basketball team continued their success under coach Eddie Sutton, reaching the NCAA Final Four in 1995 and the Elite Eight in 2000. In football, Phillips hired coach Les Miles in 2001, who would turn the program around and lead the team to 3 straight bowl bids after Phillips left the school.
In 2002 Phillips left Oklahoma State for Clemson. There, he has overseen the hiring of basketball coaches Oliver Purnell in 2003 and Brad Brownell in 2010. He also promoted Dabo Swinney to head football coach and oversaw the "WestZone" expansion of Memorial Stadium in 2006.
Phillips was inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2010.
Phillips retired from Clemson University in 2012.