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About

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

  • Rick Tullis – Chairman- Capstone Mechanical
  • Todd Behringer – Vice Chairman – Bicycle World
  • Jim Haller
  • Tom Hill – Secretary – Baylor Athletics
  • Maggie Stinnett – Salvation Army
  • Steve Smith – Greg May Auto Group
  • Henry Carbajal – Sam’s Club
  • Dillon Meek – Waco City Council
  • Gordon Neal
  • Charlie Rigney – Treasurer – Independant Bank

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.  He earned his master’s degree from Valparaiso University in 2015 and plans to walk in December. The Lubbock, Texas native is currently house hunting 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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