Amherst football coach Cecil Phillips resigns after 10 seasons

Leaving for a coaching job in Georgia

AMHERST, Va. – Amherst County football will have a new look next season as their head coach is headed to the state of Georgia--for a new opportunity.   Phllips came to Amherst County from Kings Fork to lead the Lancers for 10 seasons. He compiled a 77-43 record.

He announces his resignation to take a new opportunity. Phillips has accepted a position at River Ridge high school in Woodstock Georgia. Phillips led the Lancers to a pair of Division 4 state title games in 2008 and 2009, losing to undefeated Broad Run teams both years.