It’s official: Joker Phillips is the new receivers coach and recruiting coordinator for the Florida Gators. Florida coach Will Muschamp announced the hiring on Monday:
“We are excited to have Joker join our staff. His background as a head coach and the number of years he has coached wide receivers will be a tremendous asset to our coaching staff and players. Joker is obviously very familiar with the Southeastern Conference and has always done a great job in recruiting.
“Obviously I had a number of experiences with Joker both on and off the field, as our paths have crossed often, but I’ve been really impressed with Joker Phillips as a man during this hiring process.”
Joker will start work on Friday. His comments on joining Florida’s staff:
“I’m thrilled to become part of the Gator family. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to compete and win at the highest level. I believe in Coach Muschamp’s philosophy and what he has done in his short time here at Florida is phenomenal.
“I’m looking forward to contributing to the long-term vision that he has for this program. In addition, it will be very rewarding to be involved in the hands-on development of the players I will coach.”
Good luck Joker…except on September 28th.