Former Fayetteville State coach Kenny Phillips has died, according to multiple media reports.
Hearing reports that Kenny Phillips, longtime Fayetteville State head coach and former player at East Carolina, has died. He was a good man.
— John Dell (@johndellWSJ) October 23, 2015
Phillips played his college football at East Carolina, where he also began his coaching career as graduate assistant in the mid-1980s. He went on to work at Catawba, North Carolina A&T, Ohio and NC State before taking over at FSU.
Phillips led FSU to three CIAA Championships (2002-2003 and 2009). He led Fayetteville State to a 75-63 record in 15 years at the school, and last coached at Hampton before an illness forced him to resign.