With “VHS Dating,” I’m dropped off in the 80s; when it comes to summoning nostalgia, Coach Phillips really hits the nail on the (tape) head.
— Nick Brunner, Capitol Public Radio (Sacramento, CA)
Learning How to Swim is another one of those irresistibly teenage pop punk albums complete with hair metal name drops, nostalgic quips about house shows, and, of course, romantic lyrics to the girl you’re interested in down the street. Everything rests on a bed of elegantly crunchy guitar and bouncy drums at a gently walkable rhythm
— Erin Cribbs, 90.5 FM WUOG (Athens, GA)
...it takes a seriously good track to catch people’s attentions and Neighbour baby, Coach Phillips’ most recent single does not disappoint... an infectious sound, oozing positivity.
— Georgia Jackson, XuneMag.com
9/10. It’s an EP that will make you reminisce on previous connections, or lack thereof. Wade Phillips’ soft, sad boy voice is one that leaves you craving more. That being said, I’m hoping that there is more to come from Coach Phillips in the future.
— Kaili McDonald, WLOY Loyola University Radio (Baltimore, MD)

MP3hugger.com single review of "Lake MI (Dream)" : http://www.mp3hugger.com/2018/02/coach-phillips-lake-mi-dream/

Reminds me of Wheat, that most fabled of 90’s act that offered similar quiet classics that just gnawed at you until you handed over your heart on a silver platter. Wade Phillips drives matters but this Seattle combo are all about the sum of the parts. Dreamy.
— Kevin Hugger, mp3hugger.com (Dublin, IRL)

Buffablog.com single review of "WCHB?" : http://www.buffablog.com/coach-phillips-w-c-h-b/ 

Beyond the simple, catchy indie rock body, the song features a unique saxophone accompaniment from drummer Chet Baughman… The Seattle quartet also pepper the track with delightful male/female vocals that duel pleasantly throughout the entirety of the song. Definitely worth a listen.
— Nick Sessanna, Buffablog (Buffalo, NY)