Meet Rob Phillips – New Director of Strength and Conditioning
After the very surprising departure of Gavin Ozaki (former Tulane Director of Strength and Conditioning), the Tulane Athletic Department has quickly found his replacement.
Rob Phillips joins the Green Wave staff as the new Director of Strength and Conditioning, after spending the last five years at UL Lafayette.
Phillips was very highly respected at UL Lafayette and comes to Tulane with great experience. He was previously employed with the Cleveland Browns, where he worked from 2001-05. Before joining the pro ranks, he had worked on the staffs at Miami (1999-2000) where he was head strength and nutrition coach in 2000, Western Carolina (1997-99) and Tennessee (1995-97).
Phillips graduated from Tennessee-Martin in 1995. He received his master’s in human performance from Tennessee in 1997. He is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Before Phillips officially left the Ragin’ Cajuns’, UL Lafayette matched the Tulane salary offer to try and retain the 38-year-old. However, Phillips cited personal reasons and has since joined the Green Wave.
Phillips replaces Ozaki, who left very abruptly a couple weeks ago. Ozaki had been with the Green Wave staff for over eight years.