Among her many accomplishments, she lead the team to the AIAW Tournament in 1981 and the NCAA Final Eight in 1983. The 1983 squad compiled a school record 35 wins under her direction. Phillips also led the 1978 team to a 21-match win streak, the longest such streak in the history of the school. Moreover, Phillips was honored in her final two seasons as a volleyball coach by being named Sun Belt Conference Coach-of-the-Year.
She additionally was active in the formation of the softball and women’s tennis squads. In 1967, Phillips coached her team to the championship game of the state tournament.