Former college football offensive lineman and college football coach, most notably the University of Tennessee's head coach from 1992 to 2008.
He played football at Franklin County High School in Tennessee.
He was selected as the AFCA Coach of the Year in 1998, when his Tennessee Volunteers won the NCAA National Championship.
He has four children: Courtney, Brittany, Allison, and Phillip Jr.
He won a national championship in 1998, a year after losing star quarterback Peyton Manning.