The mens varsity head basketball coach Billy Phillips announced his resignation earlier this week after 2015-2016 season record of 11-13 and a trip to playoffs.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here,” Phillips said. “It’s been a lot of fun.”

As the Falcon head coach, Phillips had an overall record of 44-75 as well as a playoff record of 0-3.

“I’ve learned a lot about basketball from Coach Phillips over the years. He’s been a great coach. He’s always pushed me to be a better player, and I could never thank him enough for what he’s done.” Junior guard Kole Thomas said. “I wish him nothing but the best as he moves forward.”

Phillips, who came to West in 2011 and has been a coach for the varsity men’s basketball team ever since.

“I’ve enjoyed all the time I have coached all the kids,” Phillips said, “but it’s time for me to move forward for personal reasons.”

A decision has not been made yet on who will replace Phillips as head basketball coach.

“West will miss the intensity he brings to the side lines,” senior guard Dylan Buchanan said. “His fiery personality always got the student sections involved, and that is going to be tough to replace.”

By Jackson Whiting and Kole Thomas

Additional reporting for this story was provided by Samantha Gonski, Dhuru Patel, Will Lindsey and Grant Mcintyre.

Correction: The Wingspan staff previously posted a version of this story that stated that Phillips would be moving on to coach at T.C. Roberson. This information was improperly fact checked and any information regarding Phillips’ further employment status have yet to be announced. The Wingspan staff regrets the error.

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