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. 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.