Phipps: We work closely with the city and county in sports events of all kinds. This is a list of seasons completed by the Baylor Bears men's college basketball team since its inception in 1912. His brother Turner was a walk-on basketball player for Baylor when Scott Drew first took over the program. Phipps: When I got here, I looked at all of our facilities, like a roster, just looked at all of them on a list. But there would be no comeback. Baylor Bears basketball history. Stuff’s happening. We hosted Xterra off-road triathlon national championships [June, Cameron Park]. Every issue tells the stories of people whose personalities, achievements and experiences contribute to our community’s unique character. The Nautique U.S.A. national wakesurf championships in September with 100 top wakesurfer events. We were in operation all of ’16, ’17, so 2018 is our third year. Wt. We’ve already hosted the NJCAA [Division 1] women’s tennis championship [May, Waco Regional Tennis Center]. In his time at video coordinator, Phipps saw three players that played for the Yellow Jackets chosen in the NBA draft. Phipps: That was part of the reason why the sports commission was started because these venues weren’t being marketed as sports venues. When we went to other cities, they always had someone meeting our bus at the hotel or the airport. Trey Phipps is no stranger to the big stage. Turns out we have no problem doing that — we have participants signed up from 20 different countries and 47 states. It’s a really unique way to get tourists in town. Note: […] I learned about sales, recruiting, marketing, leadership. We hosted the Texas Elite 7on7 [youth football] state championships here in July. WACOAN: When will the new volleyball and basketball courts be ready at the Extraco Events Center? Some of these kids are in a high-level championship, like the Little League Southwest Regionals. Below we wrap up each class look ahead to what each school could do during the traditional signing window in April. There are a lot of people doing great things,” said Will Phipps, executive director of Greater Waco Sports Commission. A native of Tickfaw, Louisiana, Mulkey was the starting point guard on Louisiana Tech University’s team that won back-to-back national titles in … Baylor men's basketball coach Scott Drew has tested positive for COVID-19. That geographic centrality has always been one of the city’s strengths, and it’s why more and more sports events are choosing Waco. Will approached Baylor coach Matt Driscoll around that time and told Matt that he wanted to get into coaching. The Baylor Bears basketball team represents Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in NCAA Division I men's basketball competition. People in Waco are so good at that. Youth Basketball Camps; About Youth Basketball Camps; Youth Basketball League; About the League We had to cap the event and not take any more reservations. He worked with Baylor University men’s basketball head coach Scott Drew as a student coach for four years, then went to Valparaiso University in Indiana and worked for another four years under Drew’s brother Bryce, who was head coach of the men’s program at that time. Photograph by Damon Winter, Pool/Dallas Morning News/Getty Images There [were] lots of Nautique boats on display. Phipps: A lot of events end up here, and it’s a great economic benefit for us. Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger calls a play to his players in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor Monday, Jan. 20, … Peter’s University ABBY JUMPWright State University John MarcumButler University CHRISTIAN STEFANOPOULOSXaiver University Tasha PointerHead Coach UIC REKHA PATTERSONHead Coach SEMO Tangela SmithNorthwestern University CHRISTELLE … I have a group of people now that will go and meet these teams. With the help of board members, partners and volunteers, Phipps says the commission has “a centralized focus on making Waco the preferred sports destination in the state.”. Wacoan writer Megan Willome visited with Phipps by phone about the economic impact of sports, getting an Ironman race in Waco … We invited them to McLane, showed them it was cheaper to do business here. The sports commission’s goal is to attract new sporting events, retain existing ones and “to generate positive economic impact and enhance quality of life in McLennan County,” according to its website, wacosports.org. There will be a lot more activity at Extraco now, a lot of special events too. It was at Dallas Cowboys’ [AT&T Stadium] the year before. My son ran cross-country. The ambassadors have a business card with their cellphone [number], and they’re available through the course of the event. Ask a Librarian To make a request for assistance or to make a suggestion to a librarian, please visit our website and fill out our online form. It’s a whole family event. 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. The official Men's Basketball page for the Baylor University Bears No. The reviews have been nothing short of, ‘This is the best surf park in the world.’ The Olympic training team, the youth team will be training out there. Phipps: That facility is a world-class facility in, I guess you could say, far east Waco. They had over 50 teams, and they’re gonna come back next year. TriWaco has been a great event, run by the chamber for 10 years. My younger brother had graduated from Baylor and stayed in Waco. We want people to come here and have a great experience and then come back. Phipps and his wife, Lauren, (also a Baylor grad) moved back to Waco in 2015 with their two daughters, Laney and Riley, both born Easter Sunday. Men's Basketball Head Coach 3096 3096: scott_drew@baylor.edu: Butler, 1993 Jerome Tang: Associate Head Coach 4364 4364: jerome_tang@baylor.edu: Charter Oak State, 2007 Alvin Brooks III: Assistant Coach 4361 4361: Alvin_Brooks@baylor.edu: Idaho State, 2002 John Jakus: Assistant Coach 7161 7161 They are bringing in some of the top surfers in the world. 6 Baylor canceled its much-anticipated home game Thursday vs. No. WACOAN: You mentioned how much Waco had changed after you graduated. I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. Although the commission offices at Greater Waco Chamber, it’s a separate nonprofit. Bringing you the untold story, the WACOAN® picks up where the others leave off. The team plays its home games in Ferrell Center and is currently coached by Scott Drew. Trey’s father, Conley Phipps was a part of two basketball teams, playing for the 1985-86 and 1986-87 Sooners under Coach Billy Tubbs. It’s easy for spectators to be at the venue, hang out at the pro shop. The Baylor women’s coach said what so many in college basketball have to be thinking. WACOAN: Waco is already known for hosting youth tournaments, and I’ve heard that travel teams, especially, bring in a lot of revenue. WACOAN: The alternative is going online, to Yelp or something, to search for information. But more Big 12 play is on the way so hopefully we’ll get back to a steady […] However, coach … Freshman Trey Phipps was also teammates with Kansas freshman Bryce Thompson, who has missed the past two games with a back injury. Austin’s [Ironman] had an international flair. WACOAN: I’ve also known kids to come to Waco from smaller cities for cross-country and track state championships, UIL and TAPPS. Staff Directory, 2021 © Valparaiso University Athletics. The University of Oklahoma women's basketball coach Sherri Coale celebrates after OU's win over Baylor 72-61 in the Big 12 Championship in Dallas, March 11, 2006. For the last four years, Phipps has been director of basketball operations at Valparaiso (Ind.) WACOAN: I looked at the list of available venues in greater Waco on your website, and it wasn’t that I was unfamiliar with them, but that I hadn’t thought of them as venues that might be available for other events. WACOAN: I assume the Ironman folks knew nothing about the Brazos River or Cameron Park until you gave them the tour. Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew announced he has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the fifth major-conference coach in the past two weeks to announce he's tested positive. Phipps: I moved back here and started [September 28,] 2015, to be the executive director and president of Greater Waco Sports Commission. 7 Baylor beat TCU 74-50 on Saturday, when both head coaches missed the game because of coronavirus contact tracing. Phipps: We’ve partnered with a former Baylor economics professor, [Dr. Tom Kelly], and developed an Excel spreadsheet, based on the number of people coming into town, what outcomes will be, impact on our community. 1009 Union Street Academic Year Player Experience Hometown / High School Previous School 0 Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. F 7-225 Sr. Melbourne, Australia / Neosho CC 3 Jake Lindsey G See more ideas about basketball, basketball plays, sports “Several teams had deep runs in front of them that they never were able to make, like the basketball teams at Baylor,” Phipps said. Will Phipps has always had a passion for sports. It’s weird to walk into a dentist’s office and see yourself on TV. How do you see its future? Now they can practice Monday through Thursday [at the new facility]. This is what happens when a reporter's phone goes off during a press conference with Kim Mulkey and the top-ranked Lady Bears. Baylor basketball scores, news, schedule, players, stats, photos, rumors, depth charts on RealGM.com Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job Scott Drew Head Coach … The Bears currently compete in the Big 12 Conference. When that happens, the coach usually gets a lot of respect. Each recruit is weighted in the rankings according to a, Readers familiar with the Gaussian distribution formula will note that we use a varying value for. I looked around to see who was doing that here, whether Baylor or otherwise — who’s greeting these teams? Phipps: That’s one of our biggest issues, not having enough hotel rooms. Big 12 basketball did great in the early signing window, which just ended. We’re building a network of people in town. To present positive images of our community through articles that entertain, enrich and educate. There was a girl from Live Oak Classical School, [Celia Holmes], who won the cross-country individual title at the state championship [in 2015, 2016 and 2017]. It opens a lot of doors to us in the market that we haven’t been tapping into. Baylor, 2006 Dennis Johnson: Assistant Coach (Defensive Line) 3058 3058: Dennis_Johnson@baylor.edu: LSU, 2012 Justin Johnson: Assistant Coach (Running backs) 3058 3058: Justin_D_Johnson@baylor.edu: Houston, 2011 Eric Mateos: Assistant Coach (Offensive Line) 3058 3058: Eric_Mateos@baylor.edu It looked like a generic form from Florida, Ironman headquarters, asking if we had any interest in hosting an Ironman. Will Phipps enters his fourth season as the director of basketball operations for the Valparaiso men’s basketball program in 2014-2015. We took them up in a helicopter to show them potential routes. Will Phipps is a name that is familiar to Baylor basketball fans. 3 days ago The men's basketball team planned to keep playing. I’ve been in the water, haven’t gotten up on a board. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford talks with Baylor's Pierre Jackson after he missed a last-second shot during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's basketball championship tournament game between Oklahoma State University and Baylor at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Thursday, March 14, 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. OU went scoreless on its next four possessions, missing five straight shots and committing a turnover on Reaves’ offensive foul, and Baylor’s lead was 62-43. The standout guard kept scoring points — and making plays when No. Teams show up every year and used to be they were on their own. In his four seasons at Baylor, Bliss's team only made the post-season once. Phipps: One of my experiences from coaching is my team made the NCAA tournament several times. “It’s a fun time to be here. 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. Think about table tennis, cheer and dance, wrestling — more unique, nonmainstream sports with the space that’s out there. 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. 2 Baylor jumped out to a big lead. But Baylor, with its frenetic pressure on both ballhandlers and shooters, makes even good We bring you the latest game previews, live … Phipps: They do. Baylor coach Mulkey: Money the reason NCAA won’t pause hoops January 17, 2021 GMT WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey believes money will be the main reason the NCAA will continue playing basketball this season and hold its men’s and women’s tournaments amid the coronavirus pandemic. Phipps earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Baylor University in 2009. The team plays its home games in Ferrell Center and is currently coached by Scott Drew . Read Full Story Kansas Basketball Oklahoma Texas CBS Big 12 OU KRXO-FM The Big 12 's Kansas TV Allen Fieldhouse DirecTV Two Sooners Matchups Top-15-ranked Teams Jalen Wilson I got my master’s at Valparaiso in sports management. COVID issues in several programs upended the schedule, especially at the end of the week. By Bryan Terry,The Oklahoman More and more teams will pop up, and those kids will develop their skills and practice more. It’s amazing the people who want to come to Waco right now. People were working individually and not working together. In the 2019 6A Oklahoma State Basketball Championship game, Phipps capped off an MVP postseason with a 42 point performance to help secure a gold ball for the Hornets. We have so much to offer here, and now people know. I started it with Cynthia Lewis, our lead ambassador. So, for example, take Ironman. Bill Peterson joins the staff as Director of Basketball Operations and Ty Beard is the Bears’ new Director of Video Operations. Parents don’t want to drive from gym to gym to gym. Ht. What role did sports play in your life as a kid? WACOAN: Only a Texan would call that centrally located. HC: Jerome Tang (2003-) Now we have ambassadors meet these teams, and parents really appreciate that. In addition, Coach Baylor supports over 5 other local youth programs in Gary, Indiana with traveling expenses, gym rentals and sporting merchandise. Baylor men’s basketball 15th-year head coach Scott Drew announced two additions and two promotions on his coaching staff on Thursday. It’s a good problem to have. Phipps: Yes, in the DFW area and south of us. I started looking into sports commissions and saw the opportunity and decided to give it a go. It sounds like you were on the coaching track. Here are a few events that took place in town from July to September. We brought in several event producers in basketball and volleyball, and they’re excited about doing the tournaments in Waco. The list documents season-by-season records, conference standings, NCAA appearances, and championships won. That’s because of not only Magnolia but the other events going on here, and we don’t have the supply of hotel rooms to keep up. But the buses, they love the ease of accessibility off I-35 here, plenty of restaurants or the zoo or the Mayborn [Museum Complex]. So, here’s info about our zoo or our Silo District. Game day breakdown: No. The Bears (14-0, 7-0) were locked with Oklahoma State in the first half, but eventually pulled away for an 81-66 outcome to remain undefeated. Wacoan writer Megan Willome visited with Phipps by phone about the economic impact of sports, getting an Ironman race in Waco and how the city has changed. The No. Baylor. Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger calls a play to his players in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor Monday, Jan. 20, … Demand is there for more hotel rooms for sure. Athletics-Recreation Center (ARC) Will Phipps is a name that is familiar to Baylor basketball fans. From a sports perspective, I get more and more calls on a regular basis. [They didn’t know] it’s the second largest urban park in the country, next to Central Park in New York City. 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. Waco is listed as having the highest hotel occupancy rate in the state. 3-Point Goals: 4-24, .167 (Manek 2-5, Reaves 2-9, Phipps 0-1, Williams 0-1, Harkless 0-2, Harmon 0-2, Gibson 0-4). WACOAN: And that will benefit local school districts because those kids come onto teams with more training and experience. Valparaiso, IN 46383 Baylor University (Waco, TX) Ferrell Center Big 12 Conference. Phipps: A lot of people think it will be hard to sustain, but I don’t see it slowing down. They were afraid people would not come to Waco, especially from outside Texas. Scott Drew starts his 18th season as Baylor's head coach. That’s how. When over a thousand Baylor students and faculty pack into Duke Arena the walls of the old gym shake with school spirit. Privacy Policy February 17, I got an email. WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler hit a 3-pointer on the first shot of the game and No. As more become available, I think our rate will still stay very high. Attendance is limited to family members of student-athletes and other team personnel. Current head coach: Scott Drew (2003-) Assoc. TCU's Mike Miles (1) is defended by Oklahoma's Trey Phipps during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The Iowa State coach looks at the Bears and views them as something very different than their record. Baylor University hired Bliss as head coach for Baylor Bears basketball on March 23, 1999. Will … 2017-18 Men's Basketball Roster # Full Name Pos. WACOAN: What other events are you looking to bring to town? Jamie Dixon is the 22 nd head coach in the history of TCU men’s basketball and is in his fifth season with the Horned Frogs. Phipps: No, not at all. WACOAN: Oh, I get it. [In the past] we did have a lot of individual groups doing their own things, but there wasn’t one group connecting them all. We don’t discriminate against any facility — they can ask us to help find a sporting event for their venue. That will be right around $5 million on that weekend alone. I want the kids in Waco to have similar experiences that I had, to be able to compete in tournaments right here. Plus notes on Kansas and Baylor kick time Iowa State coach Matt Campbell, though, doesn’t believe there’s an underlying issue impairing the kicks. Waco hosts more high school football championships and playoffs than any city in the state. There are over 100 sports commissions across the country, many right here in Texas — Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, but also Round Rock, College Station, Lubbock, our peer cities. One of the biggest holes was a basketball-volleyball facility. Phipps earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Baylor University in 2009. This is the only place in Texas where I-35 and the Brazos River intersect. We take the time to tell the full story - providing all the information you won’t find anywhere else. They have organized efforts to recruit for these events, so we were missing out because no one looked at our venues as potential opportunities. WACOAN: Tell me about the Ironman 70.3 triathlon. During his second season (2000–2001), Baylor made the National Invitation Tournament, where they lost in … We have a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old. Those tournaments are really lucrative. Coach of the Year: Scott Drew, Baylor Baylor should go gate to wire in the Big 12. 3-Point Goals_Oklahoma 4-24 (Manek 2-5, Reaves 2-9, Phipps 0-1, Williams 0-1, Harkless 0-2, Harmon 0-2, Gibson 0-4), Baylor … We show up with goody bags, information on things to do, restaurants. Hopefully by the end of 2019 we’ll have that rocking and rolling. Get real-time COLLEGEBASKETBALL basketball coverage and scores as Oklahoma Sooners takes on Baylor Bears. We go beyond the news to the human interest that makes up the heart of our community. Phipps: I wanted to stay in coaching, but we missed Texas. Author: kcentv.com Published: 11:44 AM CST January 10, 2021 A good example is the robotics regional tournament that we hosted last year at University High School. Once they saw our downtown, the river right beside hotels, they got it. As Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey explained Saturday, the only reason the 2020-21 season is taking place amid the COVID-19 pandemic is … Phipps arrived at Valpo from Georgia Tech, where he spent two years serving as video coordinator for their men’s basketball program. They’re such good representatives of our community. All Rights Reserved. But there was already an event in Austin, so we thought it wouldn’t make sense to have one here so close to the same time. 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. We signed a five-year contract. It was on our long-term radar, but we didn’t think it would happen this fast. There are lots of hole-in-the-wall places here. There’s so much history downtown. Snow angels with Baylor men's assistant basketball coach Alvin Brooks' kids. So within two years we have an Ironman event here. Now we’ve just got to pull it off. Three schools picked up one five-star recruit and two other schools picked up three four-star recruits each, according to 247Sports.com. Here's how Drew turned the Bears into one of the year's best teams. | Kansas head coach Bill Self talks with an official during the second half of the NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, … Just three days before the No. Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey regrets telling people to be physically violent toward critics of the university but stands by her passionate defense of the scandal-plagued school. Will Phipps enters his fourth season as the director of basketball operations for the Valparaiso men’s basketball program in 2014-2015. Now we can work together, so if an event doesn’t fit at McLane [Stadium], they can call to Waco ISD or Midway ISD and see if they want it to go over there instead of just letting [the event] go. WACOAN: There are already a lot of families in Waco who have a child playing on an out-of-town team. This is one of those weeks where there wasn’t much movement. We passed a bond issue last year to increase the hotel tax and use that extra 2 percent to pay for this facility. WACOAN: From what I’ve read, it seems like there’s coordination between the city, county and chamber in this venture. They asked, ‘How can we get into the Urban Air Trampoline Park?’ So we got them all passes to get into the park, just try to connect them locally. It was a family school for us. 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. 2 Baylor Bears (12-0 overall, 5-0 Big 12) Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @bentonasmith & @SJacksonLJW. You might not think that would be a good place —. We office at the [Greater Waco Chamber], downtown, but we have our own board. WACOAN: You’re the first executive director of the sports commission, and you came to the job almost exactly three years ago, correct? 2 Baylor No. Click for more information. Moon Ursin and NaLyssa Smith had double-doubles and No. 6 Baylor women's basketball team, which has been on a COVID-19 pause since Jan. 5, will be back in action Saturday against visiting Iowa State (7 p.m. It will be a great weekend for Waco. We’re funded totally separately. TCU women’s basketball coach Raegan Pebley won’t be on the sidelines for Saturday’s game against No. Halftime_Baylor 42-25. I could see myself living here. And this month, October 28, is the biggie: Waco Ironman 70.3 triathlon, starting with a swim in the Brazos, followed by bike routes around town and a foot race through Cameron Park, ending on the Suspension Bridge. Here is the Heartland College Sports Big 12 men’s basketball power rankings as of Dec. 14. Plus concessions, kitchen, outdoor patio seating. They’ve gone above and beyond. Phipps: They’re not always going to get a fair review all the time online. They go right under the bridges [on the Brazos River in Downtown Waco]. We build goodwill with these teams. We had a task force. WACOAN: You grew up in Lubbock. They can rent court space. They’re really great people. We hosted the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association national championships. Phipps and his wife, Lauren, (also a Baylor grad) moved back to Waco in 2015 with their two daughters, Laney and Riley, both born Easter Sunday. He brought in facility managers and volunteer coordinators and coaches, and they hadn’t met each other but were all doing the same things. But more and more there’s new hotels coming in — five or six by the end of the year. There’s good parking. We’re a private nonprofit. Parents said, ‘I’ve never had the opportunity to see my kids compete in a robotics competition, so thank you.’ Some of these parents, they don’t get to see their kids participating in these events, whether it’s for financial reasons or what have you, so it was a great moment for us, that this can work and we can bring teams to Waco. So I got a mixture of Scott and Bryce — different personalities. Phipps: I grew up playing all kinds of different sports. The Baylor Youth Foundation was founded in March 2001 by Toi Baylor. After taking over one of the toughest rebuilding jobs in college basketball history in 2003, he has Baylor basketball on solid, consistent footing as a top 25 program. In addition to his video work, Phipps also served as director of the Georgia Tech Team Camp. Until further notice, all home Valpo athletic events will be closed to the general public. 6 (for now) Kansas basketball at No. WACOAN: It surprised me that one of the reasons Scott Langen, regional director of Ironman’s Gulf Coast region, gave for choosing Waco was that it’s ‘beautiful and historic.’ Of course it is, but I didn’t think they cared about that. WACOAN: On the website you say you’re recruiting volunteers for Waco Sports Ambassadors. They travel to practices, travel to tournaments. For locals, there’s no time slots because we have so many professionals spending weeks at a time here to get waves because where else can you get the same wave over and over to get your training reps in? The whole complex, let me get you some figures: It’s a $30 million renovation to the fairgrounds, 53,000 square feet of flat floor usable space — 80,000 square feet total, with 12 volleyball courts, six basketball courts. The Baylor Bears, Basketball staff. 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