Aug. 30, 2012
Loyola University Maryland women's soccer assistant coach Lincoln Phillips was honored as one of Trinidad and Tobago's Greatest Legends of Sport at an event at the Trinidad Hilton on Thursday, August 30.
Phillips, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is being honored for his many contributions to the world of sport in his home country, most notably in the soccer community.
As a player, Phillips is recognized as arguably the greatest goalkeeper in Trinidad and Tobago history.
Throughout his professional career, which included stints both overseas and in the United States, Phillips was a goalkeeper for Maple from 1960-63 and the Defence Force from 1964-67 before coming to the Baltimore area, where he played for the Baltimore Bays and the Washington Darts from 1968-73.
Following his playing career, Phillips spent three years as the goalkeeper coach for the U.S. National Team from 1992-94, helping the squad qualify for the 1994 World Cup. He then served as a FIFA Staff Goalkeeper instructor from 1994-05, conducting coaching development workshops for FIFA in the Caribbean and Asia.
Phillips, who is in his first year as an assistant with the Greyhounds, spent the last seven years as the Technical Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation Men's Senior National Team, where he helped guide the small islands of Trinidad and Tobago to their first-ever World Cup appearance in 2006.