The newest member of the DePaul coaching staff is Renard Phillips. Phillips joined the staff as an assistant coach on June 17, 2013 after serving as head varsity basketball coach at Friendship Collegiate Academy and in the DC Assault AAU program.
His first campaign with the Blue Demons saw Billy Garrett Jr. earn the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year award as DePaul finished the season strong by knocking off Georgetown in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament.
He made the move to Chicago from Washington, D.C. where he was head varsity basketball coach at Friendship Collegiate Academy since May 2012. He led FCA to a 20-7 record last season while reaching the semifinals of the Beltway Independent Playoffs. Other stops as a prep coach include Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) from 2010-12, Progressive Christian Academy (Temple Hills, Md.) from 2009-10 and Georgetown Prep (Rockville, Md.) for the 2008-09 season. He was also on the staff at DeMatha High School (Hyattsville, Md.) from 2002-03.