Former Vicksburg High School football player and Vicksburg Daily News sports reporter Keith Phillips has been hired as an assistant football coach at St. Aloysius High School.
After coaching youth sports at the Vicksburg YMCA for the past four years, Phillips now has the opportunity to coach on a higher level. He was hired a couple of weeks ago by the new Flashes head coach Stacy Sizemore who coached Phillips during his freshman year at VHS.
Phillips played offensive lineman at VHS under former head coach Alonzo Stevens in his 2010 senior season, and he was one of the team captains. After that season, Phillips was named to the All-District football team.
Although Phillips hung up his football cleats after high school, he knew he would always be around the game of football.
”I’ve known that I wanted to coach since my junior year of high school,” Phillips said. “The game made a huge impact on my life, and I’m glad coach Sizemore gave me the opportunity to coach on a higher level. “
After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2017, Phillips began coaching youth sports at the YMCA where he found success coaching elementary players at the beginning stages of learning the game. In four years, Phillips has been a part of three championship teams at the YMCA.
Phillips began coaching practices earlier this week with the Flashes, mostly working on getting the players in shape and flexible. The Flashes are the only team in the city that have begun workouts so far, and Phillips will be there consistently to help push the team toward greatness.See a typo? Report it here.