Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Will Phipps
Director of Basketball Operations
2012-13 Men's Basketball Coaches
PHONE: (219) 464-6967 EMAIL: Will.Phipps@valpo.edu
Will Phipps

Will Phipps enters his fourth season as the director of basketball operations for the Valparaiso men’s basketball program in 2014-2015.

Over his first three seasons at Valpo, Phipps has helped the Crusader program to 66 victories, including a school-record 26 wins in 2012-2013.  In each of Phipps' first two years, Valpo earned the Horizon League regular season title, while the 2012-2013 squad also won the league tournament.  The Crusaders have appeared in the postseason in each of Phipps' three seasons at Valpo, making one appearance apiece in the NCAA Tournament, the Postseason NIT and the CIT.

Phipps arrived at Valpo from Georgia Tech, where he spent two years serving as video coordinator for their men’s basketball program.  Phipps was part of a staff at Georgia Tech that helped guide the Yellow Jackets to the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, as well as the ACC Tournament championship game.  In his time at video coordinator, Phipps saw three players that played for the Yellow Jackets chosen in the NBA draft.  In addition to his video work, Phipps also served as director of the Georgia Tech Team Camp.

Prior to his time at Georgia Tech, Phipps spent four years as a student manager at Baylor, including his senior year as head manager.  In his time at Baylor, the Bears advanced to the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament, as well as the 2009 NIT championship game.  Phipps worked extensively in the video realm during his tenure at Baylor, while also serving as the assistant camp director for Scott Drew Basketball Camps as a senior.

Phipps earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Baylor University in 2009.  The Lubbock, Texas native currently resides in Valparaiso with his wife, Lauren.  The couple has one daughter, Laney, born in March of 2013.

2012-13 Men's Basketball
Men's Basketball Coaches
Bryce Drew
Head Coach
Roger Powell Jr.
Assistant Coach
Luke Gore
Assistant Coach
Jake Diebler
Assistant Coach
Will Phipps
Director of Basketball Operations
Derek Bol
Graduate Assistant/Strength Coach
Nick Shelton
Graduate Manager
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Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
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Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
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