Last week the Birmingham Bulls shared the appointment of their new Under 17’s Head Coach – John Phillips. John stepped up into the role, having already been a member of the club, following the retirement of HC Lee Griffiths.
Per the Bulls’ Facebook page:
The Birmingham Bulls are delighted to announce the appointment of John Phillips as the new Head Coach of the youth team.
Following the retirement of former HC Lee Griffiths the Bulls found their new man within their own ranks with Coach Phillips keen to develop his coaching repertoire following knee injuries that have limited his playing time for the adult team.
A genuine team player John has been a major positive influence on the sidelines and will provide the kind of leadership the club were looking for in the new incumbent.
Speaking of his appointment Coach Phillips commented :
“I am delighted and excited to be named Head Coach of the Birmingham Bulls youth team.
“Being part of the club in recent years I am more than well aware of the long and illustrious history the Bulls have and I am looking forward to building on the hard work that the teams former HC Lee Griffiths has done over the past few years.
It is an exciting time to be a part of the Bulls and I look forward to starting to preparing the players for the upcoming season and hopefully bringing success to the team with the help my coaching staff and the support of the senior squad coaches.”
Coach Phillips also moved to confirm key members of his coaching staff with Rob Brown taking on Defensive Co-Ordinator duties along with Domeni White and Jim Brown appointed Assistant Coaches.
The club will also be looking to appoint further coaches to support the offense under Coach Phillips and those appointments will be announced once agreed.
The experience within the coaching staff offers the young players coming into the club the best opportunity to succeed as well as progress towards the adult team and we wish Coach Phillips and his team the best of luck for their upcoming season.