Report: Maryland WR coach Joker Phillips taking job with ACC program
Mike Locksley is losing a member of his offensive staff at Maryland.
Matt Zenitz of AL.com reported that N.C. State will hire Terrapins wide receivers coach Joker Phillips for the same job with the Wolfpack. Phillips has been at Maryland for the past two seasons, serving as the wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator.
Phillips will take over 30 years of coaching experience with him to N.C. State.
From @jtalty and me: NC State is expected to hire Joker Phillips as wide receivers coach, per sources.
The former Kentucky head coach was Maryland’s co-OC and wide receivers coach the last two seasons.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 26, 2021
Before taking a role on Locksley’s staff, Phillips was the head coach at Kentucky from 2010-12. Since then, he’s had stops at Florida, Ohio State and Cincinnati at the college level, as well as a short stint with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.
Prior to being named the Wildcats head coach, Phillips had been an assistant coach at Kentucky, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Notre Dame and South Carolina.
N.C. State finished the 2020 season with an 8-4 record. Maryland was 2-3.