Quotes on Terry Don Phillips, named Clemson Athletic Director June 4, 2002
Tommy Bowden Clemson Football Coach “Terry Don Phillips is an outstanding hire for Clemson. He has experience in all phases of athletics, including coaching. As a coach, I feel it is important to have an athletic director who has been in the coaching profession.
“But, his resume also includes experience as a fund-raiser, student-athlete enrichment, work with Olympic Sports committees, and the NCAA. What he has done as far as facilities at Oklahoma State is very impressive and that is obviously an important aspect of his job at Clemson.
“Clemson has hired one of the top athletic directors in the nation.”
Larry ShyattClemson Head Men’s Basketball Coach “Obviously, we hit a home run with the hiring of Terry Don Phillips. It appears that President Barker, Neil Cameron and Cecil Huey have brought in someone who possesses every quality that earmarks success. We have a proven winner to follow.”
Jim DavisClemson Women’s Basketball Head Coach “I have all the confidence in President Barker, Cecil Huey and Neil Cameron that they have hired the best man for the job. I look forward to working with Terry Don Phillips and welcome him to the Clemson family.”
Ron WestAssistant Football Coach Worked under Terry Don Phillips at Louisiana Lafayette “It is very exciting to have Terry Don Phillips come to Clemson. He has done an excellent job everywhere he has been. I know first hand that he will do a great job for Clemson University.
ACC COMMISIONER JOHN SWOFFORD “President Barker and Clemson have made a tremendous hire. Terry Don Phillips is a proven commodity at the major college level. He should bean excellent addition to the Atlantic Coast Conference and we look forward to working with him.”
IPTAY Excutive Director George Bennett “IPTAY will be very pleased to have Terry Don Phillips as the Athletic director at Clemson.
I met him when I was at Vanderbilt and he was the fund raiser at Missouri. He invited me to Columbia (Missouri) to meet with their organization and share with them my fundraising experiences. I spent two days with his staff and volunteers and I was impressed with him as a person and his leadership qualities.
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