General: Will see considerable action behind the plate ... Provides a good left-handed bat in the lineup ... Will also play first base and DH.
2001: Drove in 10 runs in limited duty ... Played in 30 games, starting in 12 ...Picked up two hits in three tries off the bench for the week of May 7 ... Blasted first career homerun against Belmont ... Drove in a key run against UL-Lafayette ... Got first career start against Lipscomb.
High School: A four-year letterman at Halls High School for Coach Doug Polston ... A two-time All-Region and All-State selection ... Named All KIC and All-East Tennessee as a junior ... Hit 12 homers during his junior campaign ... Also starred in football, garnering All-Region honors.
Personal: Clifford Reginald Derek Phillips was born 10/6/81 ... Son of Eugene and Cindy Phillips ... Is undecided on a major ... Enjoys fishing.