Phillips named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

August 19, 2016 | 4:10 PM

Ashlee Phillips is a native of San Bernardino, Calif., but moved to Memphis, Tenn. and attended Kingsbury High School where she competed on the women's varsity basketball team. Ashlee went on to complete her college degree and play at Brewton-Parker College (BPC) in Mount Vernon, Ga. There, she served as the team captain and played the point guard position. During her time at BPC, Phillips was awarded two of the most prestigious honors given, the Southern States Athletic Conference Champions of Character Award and the Brewton-Parker's Most Outstanding Student Award.

Phillips then transferred and completed her Bachelors of Arts degree in Christian Studies at Belhaven University in December of 2015.  While at Belhaven, she competed in track and field and was named the SSAC Champions of Character for the second time in her tenure of college athletics.
 Following her time at Belhaven, Phillips began her coaching career as an eight grade assistant with the girls' basketball team at Evangelical Christian School.  She has also trained the Memphis Elite AAU girls' basketball team.

Phillips stated, "I am excited to begin my career at MacMurray and begin coaching and mentoring the next generation of women's athletes."

Coach James confident with Phillips joining the program said, "We are making a shift in our program with a new vision and Ashlee will be a major contributor to our development as a team and as individuals.  Her experience and devotion to her faith and her excitement to work with the young ladies will bring a positive influence to our student-athletes."

The Women's basketball team will open up the season with a scrimmage taking on University of Illinois Springfield on Saturday, Oct. 29.

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