- Scott Powers, Reporter
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Former Washington D.C. high school coach Renard Phillips was named as an assistant to DePaul coach Oliver Purnell's staff on Monday.
Phillips had been at Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington D.C. since 2012. Friendship Collegiate Academy went 20-7 and reached the semifinals of the Beltway Independent Playoffs last season. He has also been a prep coach at Arlington Country Day in Jacksonville, Fla., Progressive Christian Academy in Temple Hills, Md., Georgetown Prep in Rockville, Md.
Phillips was also involved in coaching DC Assault, a club program in Washington D.C., since 2008.
Phillips replaces Brian Ellerbe on the Blue Demons' staff. Ellerbe wasn't retained by Purnell after DePaul went 11-21 overall and 2-16 in the Big East last season.