Matt Phillips is starting his seventh year as the assistant athletic director for corporate sales at North Texas. A four-year football letterman for North Texas from 2005-08, Phillips assists with the athletic department's corporate sales and business partnership efforts.
In his external role, Phillips is responsible for Mean Green sponsorships and inventory fulfillment via in-game promotions, stadium signage, LED Marquee recognition, game programs, pre-game tailgate setups, promotional items and multimedia platforms. He also manages the athletics department’s preferred hotel/restaurant partnerships. His ability to develop business arrangements with area restaurants and hoteliers has significantly benefitted all 16 intercollegiate athletic teams as well as the athletic budget.
In addition to his day-to-day sponsorship responsibilities, Phillips also coordinates the department’s largest spring fundraiser, the Don January Golf Classic. His tournament responsibilities include managing the tournament budget, pre-registration setup, sponsorship fulfillments and the post awards ceremony.
During football season, Phillips works directly with the North Texas football team as their advanced football travel contact. His responsibilities include assisting the director of football operations with hotel accommodations and air/ground team transportation.
Prior to working in the athletic department, Phillips spent seven months in an internship with the Greater Denton Sports Commission. There he helped plan a 5K, a golf tournament, and a sports banquet among other major events for the organization.
As a football student-athlete, Phillips threw for 791 yards on 64-of-132 (48.5 percent) passing in his four years for the Mean Green. The general studies graduate even started three games at quarterback, including the season opener at Texas in 2006. The San Angelo, Texas, native finished his career with a 101.2 efficiency rating, and was the squad's primary placeholder in each of his two seasons.
In high school, Phillips was named the All-West Texas Super Team MVP by the San Angelo Standard-Times after throwing for 1,950 yards as a senior. He led the Lake View Chiefs to a share of the District 4-4A title en route to offensive MVP honors.
Phillips and his wife, Kendra, have one daughter, Hadley who was born in February, 2015.