PHIL SAVAGE, JR.
Executive Director, Senior Bowl
Named Executive Director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl in June of 2012, Phil is a native Mobilian and returned to the Port City after spending 20 years in the National Football League as a coach, scout, personnel director and general manager. Phil will be joined by Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett, who has been selected to coach the North Team of the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl. It is the fifth time the Cowboys’ staff has coached the Senior Bowl, but the first time since 1965. Tom Landry and his staff coached in the game four consecutive years (1962-1965).
JASON C. GARRETT
Dallas Cowboys, Head Coach
Coach Garrett (born March 28, 1966) played college football at Princeton University. At Princeton in 1987 and 1988, Garrett completed 366 of 550 passes (66.5%) for 4,274 yards and 20 touchdowns and won the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Player of the Year. Garrett signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 1989 and joined the Dallas Cowboys in 1993. In the Cowboy’s 1994 Thanksgiving Day game, Garrett led the Cowboys over the Green Bay Packers by completing 15 of 26 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns in a second-half comeback. That game was named in 2008 as the fourth-best moment in the history of Texas Stadium by ESPN. Garrett also played for the New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins before retiring in 2004.
After retiring as a player, Garrett became the quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2005–2006 under head coach Nick Saban. In January 2007, Garrett was hired by the Dallas Cowboys as offensive coordinator. He guided the Cowboys to the 2nd best offense in the NFL. On November 8, 2010, he was named as the Dallas Cowboys’ interim head coach following the firing of Wade Phillips after the Cowboys’ 1–7 start for the 2010 season. On November 14, 2010, Garrett won his first game as a head coach, beating the favored New York Giants 33–20 in the Meadowlands. The next week, he led the Cowboys to a 35–19 victory over the Detroit Lions, their first home win all season. On January 6, 2011, Garrett was named the official Cowboys head coach and the 8th in Cowboys history.
PHIL SAVAGE, JR.