Coach PhiL

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Coach PhiL
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Background Information
NamePhillip Jones
Country of BirthUnited States United States
BirthdayMay 13, 1995 (age 24)
Competitive
TeamSPYlogo std.pngSplyce
Social Media & Links
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Team History
??? 2010 - ??? 2010
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Logo std.pngAdrenaline Rush
??? 2011 - ??? 2011
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Active Rushlogo std.pngActive Rush
??? 2012 - ??? 2012
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Swagger Like Uslogo std.pngSwagger Like Us
??? 2013 - ??? 2013
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Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype
??? 2013 - ??? 2013
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Infamouslogo std.pngInfamous
??? 2015 - ??? 2016
2016 - 2017
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Team Allegiancelogo std.pngTeam Allegiance
??? 2017 - ??? 2017
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Logo std.pngInconceivable
2017 - Present
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SPYlogo std.pngSplyce

Phillip "Coach PhiL" Jones is an American coach for Splyce. He has coached many teams in his career including Team Allegiance and Active Rush.

Biography

Phillip Jones was born on May 13th, 1995 and is from Tell City, Indiana. At a young age Phil would play Halo 2 with his brothers and friends on LAN split-screen setups. His brothers then introduced him to the world of competitive Halo through watching MLG on TV, where he became a fan of Final Boss. In Halo 3 Phil started to play online with Xbox Live, but it took until 2010 before he attempted to join the competitive scene. Always one to focus more on strategy he quickly took an interest in coaching. At the age of 14, Phil entered the professional scene as a coach, notably being one of the youngest to ever do so. In fact, he was often younger than all of the players on his team. He is known for his reliability and experience in and outside of the game, giving him a calm and collected attitude while coaching.

Halo 3

Coach Phil started his coaching career in Halo 3 when a group of his friends asked him to coach their Gamebattles team. Shortly after, Phil was able to make a connection with the first MLG Combine champions - Adrenaline Rush - a roster comprised of Blaze, JeRawockee, Dubay and Krunchy. The team's first event was MLG Columbus 2010 where they finished 21st after a strong open bracket run. Following MLG Columbus, Phil would follow Blaze and Jerawockee to form Sicker than Yo Average with Monix and Royal2. Unfortunately, school obligations prevented Phil from attending the following event in Raleigh and he elected to sit out the remainder of the season.

Halo: Reach

Coach Phil returned to prominence after skipping the first event of the season in Dallas. He took the coaching helm for Active Rush, a bubble team consisting of Frosty, SneakEBeaver, Aries and IceVayne. In his first time coaching Halo: Reach at an event, Phil helped Active Rush take home 10th place in Columbus. After the event the team split with IceVayne, and replaced him with BatMayne for Anaheim. Going into the event the team attended a LAN hosted by Str8 Rippin, one in which the team took the majority of the series played. In Anaheim, Active Rush fell to Turning Point and placed 12th in what would not be the final meeting of those two teams in the season. Going into Raleigh the core of Active Rush remained the same, but BatMayne was replaced by the veteran SK. Unfortunately, last minute sponsor troubles forced Phil to sit out the event. They finished 12th in his absence. Going into Orlando the team again made a change in fourth, picking up Elumnite to round out the squad. In Orlando the team got revenge on Turning Point, this time beating them for a top 8 finish. The following event was the Providence Championships, where Active Rush upset heavy favorites Warriors, a team that ended up taking second place in the tournament. The season series with Turning Point was settled in Providence, with Active Rush pulling out another victory and finishing top 8 over their mini-rivals. After this event, Active Rush disbanded, and Coach Phil followed Aries and Frosty to team Milk and Cookies alongside Milk and Regicide for Columbus 2012. The team heavily underperformed at the solo no-bloom event, finishing in the top 96.

Halo 4

Coach Phil started Halo 4 as the coach of Swagger Like Us, a roster consisting of Zoo Wuu, Thrust, Jordan, and zGhetto. Due to zGhetto's flight being delayed, Phil actually saw in-game action at MLG Dallas 2012, playing in the early warm-up rounds. The team went on to place in the top 24. Phil then reunited with former teammate Blaze for AGL 7 Knoxville on Believe the Hype with MaNiaC, LethuL and Cloud. The team finished in the top 8. Following the event Phil followed LethuL to Infamous with Naded, Goofy and RyaNoob for AGL 8 Knoxville. Despite taking down the reigning champions in Ambush, the squad would eventually fall to Requiem in the finals after they reset the bracket, taking home 2nd.

Halo 5: Guardians

Phil completely skipped Halo 2: Anniversary, returning to competitive Halo upon the release of Halo 5: Guardians. He began by reuniting with Naded and joining Team Allegiance alongside Cratos, Suspector and eL ToWn. Phil coached Allegiance to 3rd place at X Games Aspen 2016, resulting in the team earning bronze medals. Phil then parted ways with Allegiance, eventually opting to coach Winterfox's roster of Randa, RyaNoob, Domey and Shooter. The team was ultimately unable to emerge from its pool at the HaloWC 2016 Regional Finals and missed out on qualifying for Halo World Championship 2016.

Initially planning to retire, Phil was talked out of it by old teammate Goofy to return to Team Allegiance, this time alongside RyaNoob, ContrA and PreDevoNatoR. After qualifying for the Summer 2016 Pro League, Phil would begin a long stint with Allegiance and duo ContrA/Devon. The team parted ways with Goofy early in the season, replacing him with Heinz. They ultimately finished 6th, high enough to avoid Relegation but too low to qualify for the Season Finals.

For the Fall Season, Allegiance replaced Heinz and RyaNoob with Falcated and Shooter. Shooter left shortly into the season and was replaced by Str8 SicK. The team finished the season in last place, facing Relegation. Despite their poor online performance, they showed their true potential at HCS Las Vegas 2016, finishing 3rd. They then survived Relegation by placing 2nd after Enigma6 Group.

Despite surviving Relegation, Allegiance disbanded after the season, and Phil moved on to Inconceivable with former teammates Shooter and Falcated alongside bubu dubu and Shotzzy. After placing top 6 at UGC St. Louis 2017 the squad would be picked up by Splyce and go on to qualify for Halo World Championship 2017 through the Last Chance Qualifier. The team began the event by upsetting Team EnVyUs in pool play before falling to Luminosity Gaming and Str8 Rippin in two heart breaking championship bracket game 7s, eventually placing top 6.

Trivia

  • Coach Phil is currently in school studying to become an attorney
  • A week before the MLG Anaheim 2011 event Phil was in a minor boat accident. Fortunately he was still able to make it to the event.
  • Coach Phil claims to have been the youngest ever professional Halo coach at 15.


Team and Tournament History

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Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 5 logo.png March 26, 2017 Halo World Championship 2017 A55 - 6 $35,000 SPYlogo std.pngSplyce bubu dubuFalcatedShooterShotzzy
Halo 5 logo.png March 5, 2017 ME Las Vegas 2017 A77 - 8 $2,000 SPYlogo std.pngSplyce bubu dubuFalcatedShooterShotzzy
Halo 5 logo.png January 22, 2017 UGC St. Louis 2017 A55 - 6 $3,000 Logo std.pngInconceivable bubu dubuFalcatedShooterShotzzy
Halo 5 logo.png December 10, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Relegation A22 I1Q Team Allegiancelogo std.pngTeam Allegiance ContrAPreDevoNatoRFalcatedStr8 SicK
Halo 5 logo.png November 20, 2016 HCS Las Vegas 2016 A33 $4,000 Team Allegiancelogo std.pngTeam Allegiance ContrAPreDevoNatoRFalcatedStr8 SicK
Halo 5 logo.png May 8, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Qualifier - Group B A11 I1Q Team Allegiancelogo std.pngTeam Allegiance ContrAPreDevoNatoRGoofyRyaNoob
Halo 5 logo.png February 21, 2016 HaloWC 2016 - NA Regional Finals A99 - 16 I1NQ Winterfoxlogo std.pngWinterfox RyaNoobRandaDomeyShooter
Halo 4 logo.png July 21, 2013 AGL 8 Knoxville A22 $3,000 Infamouslogo std.pngInfamous GoofyLethuLNadedRyaNoob
Halo 4 logo.png June 09, 2013 AGL 7 Knoxville A77 - 8 - Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype MaNiaCCloudLethuLBlaze
Halo 4 logo.png November 04, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 B717 - 24 - Swagger Like Uslogo std.pngSwagger Like Us JordanThrustzGheTToZooWuu
Halo reach logo.png March 25, 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 F365 - 96 - Logo std.pngMilk and Cookies MilkAriesFrostyRegicide
Halo reach logo.png November 20, 2011 MLG Providence Championships 2011 A88 $8,000 Active Rushlogo std.pngActive Rush FrostySneakEBeaverAriesElumnite
Halo reach logo.png October 16, 2011 MLG Orlando 2011 A88 $1,600 Active Rushlogo std.pngActive Rush MAD FrostySneakEBeaverAriesElumnite
Halo reach logo.png July 31, 2011 MLG Anaheim 2011 B212 - Active Rushlogo std.pngActive Rush FrostySneakEBeaverAriesBatMayne
Halo reach logo.png June 5, 2011 MLG Columbus 2011 B010 - Active Rushlogo std.pngActive Rush FrostySneakEBeaverAriesIceVayne
Halo 3 logo.png June 6, 2010 MLG Columbus 2010 C121 - Logo std.pngUoR Adrenaline Rush BlazeJeRawockeeDubayKrunchy

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