Phil Beckner is a Player Development Coach & Consultant for numerous NBA players as well as several different college basketball programs. He works with players, teams, and organizations to enhance performance and maximize results. He has instructed and led elite level players, as well as high level teams and organizations in creating a blueprint for development and strategies to enhance leadership skills.
Beckner spent the previous 2 seasons at Boise State where he served as an assistant and then associate head coach. While at Boise State, Phil was part of 2 consecutive 20 win seasons, 2 NIT appearances, and was instrumental in the development of 2018 NBA first round Draft pick Chandler Hutchison(#22 Chicago Bulls). Phil was a collegiate coach for 10 seasons, plus one year as an assistant coach at the professional level. Before arriving at Boise State he spent one season at Nebraska, and one season on staff with the Oklahoma City Blue, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Before joining Oklahoma City, Beckner spent seven seasons at Weber State, helping the Wildcats to six consecutive postseason appearances. He served as the program’s Director of Basketball Operations for two years before being elevated to assistant coach for five years. Beckner was primarily responsible for the defensive plays, as Weber State won a trio of Big Sky titles in his tenure at the school. Phil worked closely with NBA All-Star Damian Lillard during his time at Weber State.
Beckner began his coaching career at the high school level while also teaching physical education at Buckeye High School. He was a part of the staff that won the Arizona state title in 2006.
As a player, Phil was a four-year letterwinner at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan., where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2005.
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