One of Louisiana Tech's own returned home in 2003 as Dr. Shane Phillips opened his private medical practice and took over as the primary care physician for the Bulldogs and Lady Techster athletic programs.
Dr. Phillips attended Cedar Creek High School in Ruston before picking up his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech in 1993. He then moved on to medical school at Louisiana State University of Medicine in New Orleans where he graduated in 1999.
He completed his residency at the University of Alabama Family Practice Residency Program in Tuscaloosa and wrapped up his fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham.
During his fellowship, he worked closely with Samford University and Birmingham Southern University, serving as those schools' team physician.
The 39-year-old also serves as team physician for Cedar Creek High School.
Dr. Phillips, who is the great grandson of Thomas Assembly Center namesake Sam Thomas, is a member of TeamMD, an area high school sports medicine outreach program that covers 22 local high schools in the north Louisiana area.
Dr. Phillips is married to Lauren DeCou and he has a 17-year-old stepson named Zach, a four-year-old son named Beau and a two-year-old daughter Emma.