The Quarantine Interviews (Because I Can’t Be Bothered to be More Creative)
By Derryan Derrough
This week, I sat down with Coach Jeremy Phillips, Head Coach for Class 3 powerhouse and perennial Team Champion Neosho. During his stewardship, Neosho has finished 18th, 7th, 4th (twice), 2nd (twice), & 1st (9 times).
Now, I want you to forget what you think you know about him.
During his time as an educator and coach in Neosho, Phillips has:
- taught Elementary P.E.
- coached Strength & Conditioning coach
- coached Football
- just finished his eighth year as an Elementary Assistant Principal
- found God-knows-what time to earn a Doctorate degree last fall
At first, I was nervous to interview him. An introvert that’s talking to someone with a no-nonsense demeanor? At length? For the first time? Ever?
Let’s just see what happens.