David Phillip is in his third season (2010) as a volunteer assistant coach with SMU volleyball. He has been the head volleyball coach and a teacher at The Hockaday School for the last five years. He also coached club volleyball for Victory 17s during that time. In 2008, his Victory 17s finished second in the Southern California Qualifier and earned a spot in the national tournament.
Before coming to Dallas, Phillip served as a club coach and trainer for Ozark Volleyball Academy in 2002-03 in Fayetteville, Ark. In the spring of 2003, he also was a volunteer assistant with the University of Arkansas volleyball squad.
Phillip played collegiate volleyball as a setter and libero for the men's team at Texas A&M. The Aggies won three consecutive Southern Independent Volleyball Conference titles from 2001-2003 with Phillip earning league Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2002.
Phillip earned his bachelor's in management information systems and logistics from Texas A&M in 2001 and is currently pursuing a masters in kinesiology.