Services for Ted Phillips, 53, of Memphis, TX will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Daniel Downey, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, TX. Mr. Phillips passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011 in Memphis, TX. Ted was born July 15, 1958 in Memphis, TX to Mr. Troy Phillips and Mrs. Anita (Hartsell) Phillips. He was a 1976 graduate of Memphis High School. He then went on to graduate from West Texas State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. Ted began his coaching and teaching career in Farwell, TX. In his first year he took a girl singles player to the UIL State Tennis Tournament. In 1981, he moved back to Memphis and began farming for three years. In 1984, he got back into coaching and teaching for the Memphis Independent School District. While in Memphis, he was defensive coordinator, head tennis coach and taught drivers education. In 1991, he was the defensive coordinator when Memphis won the Class 1A State Football Title. In 1993, he became the athletic director and head football coach. In 2001, he moved to Snyder, TX and became the head tennis coach. In the fall of 2008, he moved to Wolfforth, TX and became the head tennis coach for Frenship High School until retiring in July of 2011. During his career Ted received several awards such as, Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame Tennis Coach of The Year in 1992, Outstanding 2A Coach of the Year in 1994 by Southwest Football Officials Association, Outstanding 2A Coach of the Year in 1996 by Southwest Football Officials Association. Ted’s last award was The Brandon Clark “Courage” Award presented to him on November 23, 2011. Ted had 95 entries into the Regional Tennis Tournament and 25 entries into the State Tennis Tournament. In 1992, he had a State Champion in boy’s doubles. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Snyder, TX. He is survived by his son, Curt Phillips of Abilene, TX; his daughters, Mattie Mattocks and husband Greg of Lubbock, TX; Marcie Phillips of Snyder, TX; his parents, Troy and Anita Phillips of Memphis, TX; his sister, Liz Lewis and husband David of Wichita Falls, TX; his granddaughter, Maylee Mattocks of Lubbock, TX; his niece, Abbie Lewis of Wichita Falls, TX and the mother of his children, Lori Phillips of Snyder, TX. The family suggests memorials to BSA Hospice, 600 North Tyler St., Amarillo, TX 79107.