Florida has just confirmed reports that Joker Phillips has been hired as the Gators’ wide receivers coach. More than that, Phillips will serve as Florida’s recruiting coordinator.
“We are excited to have Joker join our staff,” said Florida coach Will Muschamp. “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.”
Phillips starts with the Gators on Friday, meaning he will be on the Florida staff that plays Louisville in the Sugar Bowl.