Phillips’ career record was 111-54, making him third all-time victories in Fayette County Schools history.
Phillips talked about his team’s identity through the years in an AJC interview last fall.
“Circumstance never determines outcome,’’ Phillips said. “Choices and actions do. We have built a culture on ambition, not indifference, certainty not uncertainty. These kids and coaches work their tails off and have learned the value of hard work. They are part of something larger than themselves and are purpose-driven and a pleasure to be around.”