Adam Phillips enters his second season behind the bench with the Odessa Jackalopes. After making his coaching debut during the 2019-20 season as an assistant coach, Phillips was named interim head coach midseason and spent the second half of the year leading the Jacks.
Phillips arrived in Odessa with a wealth of professional playing experience after spending five seasons as a defenseman in the ECHL. Before that, he spent four years playing Division I college hockey at the University of Massachusetts where he logged 23 goals and 27 assists for the Minutemen.
While playing, Phillips began developing himself as a coach during the off seasons as a member of Total Package Hockey’s staff where he worked with Michigan’s elite hockey players. At the same time, Phillips led the summer and fall season practices for Brother Rice High School and provided private skill development lessons.
Phillips, a native of Farmington Hills, Michigan, grew up playing hockey in a backyard rink with his family. He launched his playing career in Michigan playing for several AAA hockey teams before playing for the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. Phillips was drafted by the Indiana Ice of the USHL and suited up for the team for 47 games during the 2009-10 season. Phillips stayed in the USHL for only one season before moving on to play at UMass.
Phillips is excited to continue to help guide the Jacks to success in the North American Hockey League.
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