Follow Friday: @CoachSPhillips
Every week, USAB.com will join in the popular “Follow Friday” tradition and highlight one of the Twitter accounts we’re following. This week’s pick is @CoachSPhillips – Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.) High School head coach Sue Phillips.
Phillips, who led the 2014 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team to gold in the Czech Republic last summer, has shared the USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year honors with Don Showalter each of the past two years.
VIDEO: Sue Phillips Interview
At the same time that she was coaching the U17 squad at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, Phillips was in the middle of earning a master's degree in performance psychology – which explains her penchant for tweeting motivational messages. She is also quick to keep her followers updated on Archbishop Mitty athletics and give shout-outs to her U17 players (as she did below, when five of them were named to the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game rosters).
Here are a few recent posts from @CoachSPhillips:
Leadership tip of th day: If you can't be positive, be quiet. #ChooseYourWordsWisely— Sue Phillips (@coachsphillips) January 29, 2015
Archbishop Mitty defeat Sacred Heart Cathedral 61-58. Great team win! Thanks to all our fans for your spirited support. #gomonarchs— Sue Phillips (@coachsphillips) January 28, 2015
Coaches are judged by their win-loss record, but their true value lies in their ability to develop character & build confidence. #priceless— Sue Phillips (@coachsphillips) January 26, 2015
Looking to score without taking what th defense gives, leads to poor shot selection & squandered possessions. #ReadTheDefense— Sue Phillips (@coachsphillips) January 22, 2015