Will Phipps enters his third season as the director of basketball operations for the Valparaiso men’s basketball program in 2013-2014.
Over his first two seasons at Valpo, Phipps has helped the Crusader program to 48 victories, including a school-record 26 wins in 2012-2013. In each of Phipps’ two years, Valpo has earned the Horizon League regular season title, while last season’s squad also won the league tournament. The Crusaders have made one appearance each in the NCAA Tournament and the Postseason NIT in Phipps’ time at Valpo.
Phipps arrived at Valpo from Georgia Tech, where he spent two years serving as video coordinator for their men’s basketball program. He 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.