Todd Phillips Named Utah Valley Men’s Basketball Head Coach

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Associate Head Coach Todd Phillips has been named head coach of the Utah Valley men’s basketball team. Phillips spent four years under former Head Coach Mark Madsen’s staff at UVU.

“This position garnered unprecedented national attention and I believe it is one of the best mid-major jobs in college basketball,” said Athletic Director Dr. Jared Sumsion. “Todd Phillips was the evident choice to lead our program with the upward trajectory he has helped build.”

“Todd has a tremendous basketball mind who understands the game at its deepest level. His recruiting network in this region and beyond is second to none. He has a tremendous ability to develop players and build a synergistic team environment. With two WAC championships and a deep NIT run, his track record at Utah Valley already speaks for itself.”

The move comes after Madsen left to take over Cal Men’s basketball just last month. Phillips joined the Wolverine staff after nine seasons as the head coach at Salt Lake Community College. He spent eight seasons as the head coach at Salt Lake Community College. He compiled a 205-58 (.779) overall record and an 82-32 mark in Scenic West Athletic Conference play during his time with the Bruins.

Phillips led Salt Lake Community College to a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national title in 2016. His 2015-16 team compiled a 31-8 overall record and finished the season with nine straight wins to claim the national championship. He was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year for his accomplishments during the 2015-16 season. Former Wolverine Conner Toolson was named NJCAA Tournament MVP under Phillips’ guidance in 2016.

During his tenure at SLCC, Phillips led his team to four NJCAA Tournament appearances, four Region 18 Tournament championships, three SWAC regular season titles, and one NJCAA tournament championship. He earned SWAC Coach of the Year honors in 2013, 2015, and 2018. He also received the Region 18 Co-Coach of the Year award in 2018.

Phillips will have the tall task of re-recruiting a roster that has had multiple key players enter the transfer portal. Phillips appeared on the early list of candidates for the Utah Valley Job

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