Phillips, a 2005 graduate of Mount St. Mary's, immediately began coaching for his alma mater. Phillips has guided Mount sprinters and hurdlers to dozens of IC4A and ECAC Championship qualifications. His athletes have broken five school records, two NEC records, earned 10 NEC championship wins, two NEC Rookie of the Year honors, 19 NEC All-Conference honors, and one NEC Most Outstanding Track Athlete award.
Phillips was one of the Mount's distinguished sprinters who consistently led the team on and off the track. A member of the Mount's all-time top sprinters' list, he was also a member of the Mount's All-East 4x400m relay team that still holds the school record. Phillips played a key role on the Mount's teams in every sprint event.
Phillips earned his bachelor's degree from the Mount in theology and was awarded the most prestigious academic award, the Flanagan Memorial Prize, given to the graduate who best represents the mission of Mount St. Mary's University in scholarship, conduct, and leadership. Phillips also earned the Sheridan Award, given to the graduating student-athlete who excels in both athletics and academics.
In 2008, Phillips earned his master's degree from the Mount in theology and is a lecturer in the undergraduate theology department. He also serves as the athletic department's coordinator for the integration of faith and athletics.
Phillips and his wife Dale currently live in Emmitsburg
O'Hara, a graduate of Salisbury University, came to the Mount from Salisbury where he began his coaching career in 2002 as an assistant cross country and track & field coach. Entering his sixth season at the Mount, O'Hara has helped guide conference champions in the 800m, 1500m, 3000m steeplechase, distance medley relay and in cross country during his time at the Mount and Salisbury.
During his collegiate career O'Hara was a two-time All Mid-East Region Cross Country selection and was First Team All-Conference Cross Country selection all four years. He held Salisbury's indoor school record for both the 1500m and the 1000m, and was a two-time 1500m Outdoor Conference Champion.
O'Hara, originally from Frederick, ran at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education in 2001 and his master's degree in Middle/Secondary Education in 2003 from Salisbury University.
O'Hara and his wife Heidi currently reside in Frederick.