Gary Phillips


Gary Phillips is the Managing Editor of USA Today Sports' Jets Wire, a contributor at Sporting News and a columnist at FanRag Sports. Phillips has experience with The Athletic, The Bergen Record, CNBC, NBC News, Bleacher Report, NJ.com, The Journal Inquirer and The Journal News. A journalism graduate of Seton Hall, Class of 2017, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Setonian, the university's award-winning student newspaper. He can be reached at garyhphillips@outlook.com or 845-825-7030. 

Gary Phillips is the Managing Editor of USA Today Sports' Jets Wire, a contributor at Sporting News and a columnist at FanRag Sports. Phillips has experience with The Athletic, The Bergen Record, CNBC, NBC News, Bleacher Report, NJ.com, The Journal Inquirer and The Journal News. A journalism graduate of Seton Hall, Class of 2017, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Setonian, the university's award-winning student newspaper. 

He can be reached at garyhphillips@outlook.com or 845-825-7030. 

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Sporting News

A Hiro on two continents: Tanaka’s big-game success dates to high school

It must take a lot of trust to commit $155 million to someone you’ve never actually seen at work. Brian Cashman had only watched video of Masahiro Tanaka before the pitcher signed with the Yankees prior to the 2014 season. Instead of flying across the Pacific Ocean himself, the general manager relied on the eyes of his scouts, notably Trey Hillman, to get a feel for the Japanese superstar.
Sporting News

Aaron Judge fuels power stroke with yoga, Pilates, alternative conditioning

David York couldn’t believe his future client was a baseball player. The owner of York’s Core & Fitness in Ventura, Calif., and PSI Sports Management’s official strength trainer, the fitness guru remembers making a home visit as part of a recruiting pitch in 2013. With PSI Sports Management agent Page Odle by his side, the two were going to lock up a sought-after local product out of Linden High School and Fresno State.
NBC News

Gordon's Other Half: Twins Reunited After One's Stay in Prison

Ten minutes and 47 seconds have gone by in the first half of Seton Hall's season opener on Nov. 13 and Derrick Gordon is about to check in for the second time. As he rises from the bench to make his way towards the scorer's table, he sees a familiar face get up in the stands. The face is very similar to his own, but Darryl Gordon's dreadlocks and smaller stature make for distinct differences between the fraternal twins. With Derrick in the middle of his Seton Hall debut, the two lock eyes. "It