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Greater Waco Sports Commission

The Greater Waco Sports Commission in an independent non-profit organization that has been created to identify and attract new sports events while enhancing and retaining existing events to generate positive economic impact and enhance quality of life in McLennan County. The vision is that the Greater Waco area will realize its incredible potential – due to its community spirit, location, climate, rivers and lake, beautiful parks, and premiere facilities – as the preferred venue for sports in Texas.

Our Board Members

  • Jason Cook
  • Nancy Goodnight
  • Jim Haller
  • Tom Hill
  • Jim Holmes
  • Kary Lalani
  • Cynthia Lewis
  • Ben Perry
  • Jason Ramos
  • Charlie Rigney
  • Steve Smith
  • Maggie Stinnett
  • Shawn Trochim
  • Rick Tullis


Will Phipps
Executive Director

Will Phipps has always had a passion for sports. As a Baylor freshman he volunteered his time as a student manager for the basketball team because he wanted to be in the business of sports. With the subsequent training, mentorship, education, and experience, Will has been able to work at a high level in college athletics and now he’s looking forward to applying his passion in a slightly different way. He wants to use the power and draw of sports to improve the community that means so much to him.

Phipps earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Baylor University in 2009  and his master’s degree from Valparaiso University in 2015. The Lubbock, Texas native resides in Woodway with his wife, Lauren, an elementary school teacher who grew up in Fort Worth and also went to Baylor. The couple has two daughters, Laney, born in March of 2013 and Riley, born in April of 2015. Both of his daughters were born on Easter Sunday.


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