Mr. Richard Phillips graduated from VMI in 1965 and came to Hargrave the first time in 1974 as head PG football coach. Since leaving, he served as a sales manager for a large industrial chemical company; started his own business in 1994; and retired in 2008.
In 2016, however, Hargrave needed a math teacher, and he needed something constructive to keep him busy. Since then, Mr. Phillips has enjoyed working with the young men of Hargrave. He enjoys sharing his business experiences with them, and having some small impact on their attitude toward life and the ventures they are embarking on.