Ben Howland: “First of all, I have great respect for Phil. I’ve known Phil for 28 years. I was an assistant coach at Santa Barbara when he was at Fullerton way back in the day, 28 years ago. I’ve always had great respect for him as a coach, and as a recruiter. Important to me too are the ties he has to the SoCal community. He’s had a great experience, even being out now in the Big-12 and Nebraska. He’s a good coach, a very good recruiter, a good person who will represent the university in a first-class fashion.”
Is this the last shake up of the staff?
What are Phil’s roles?
BH: “His roles are too recruit and to coach our players on a day-to-day basis, and help to prepare for games. He’s been a head coach, a very successful head coach, at the JC level, at the D-1 level. I feel like I’ve hired someone with a really good background.”