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Assistant Basketball Coach Phil Cunningham

Assistant Basketball Coach Phil Cunningham

Gene's Page recently caught up with Mississippi State men's assistant basketball coach Phil Cunningham for an interview. Cunningham, a former graduate assistant coach at MSU under Richard Williams during the 1991-92 season, spent three seasons as the head coach of the NAIA's Sue Bennett College and five seasons at the side of the legendary Charles "Lefty" Driesell as an assistant coach at James Madison and Georgia State before rejoining the MSU staff as a full-time assistant coach in 2000-2001.

During the five years he has worked under one of the top young coaches in the nation, MSU head coach Rick Stansbury, Phil Cunningham, has helped lead MSU to 5 consecutive winning seasons and 5 straight trips to the postseason, including 4 straight NCAA Tournament berths. In the 4 seasons prior to Cunningham's arrival in Starkville, the Bulldogs posted only one winning season and made one trip to...

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