Coach Phelps is a native of Charlotte, NC. He played varsity basketball at Asheville Christian before going on to play at Covenant College for four years. While at Covenant, he was part of the NABC Honors Court, the Dean's List and was twice named to the Academic All-Conference team. Phelps earned his degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in business, sports administration and sociology from Covenant in 2017. He has coached recreational teams for middle and high school students, and is currently running his own skills training business, Enhance Basketball. Phelps joined the coaching staff for Covenant Day in 2017.