Power Forward
Conley Phipps
Conley Phipps
Position: Director of Player Development
Phone: 918-495-7244
Email: cphipps@oru.edu
The 2012-13 season marked Conley Phipps' 14th season as a member of the ORU coaching staff.

Prior to joining the ORU staff, Phipps worked in the coaching ranks for nine years, including two seasons at TCU under then-head coach Billy Tubbs.

Phipps’ primary responsibilities at ORU include player development, and coordinating summer camps.

"One of the most important qualities Conley brings to our staff is his ability to relate to our players,” says head coach Scott Sutton. “As our primary player development coach, he spends a lot of time with our guys and helps them develop into Whole Person Champions."

Phipps began his coaching career in his hometown of Cleveland, Okla., in 1990, as the head coach at Cleveland High School. Cleveland compiled a 63-17 record during his three-year stint as the head man.

Phipps returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach at Northeastern State from 1993-97. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Education there in 1990 and a master’s degree in Education in 1995.

In 1997, Phipps left the Redmen to take an assistant’s spot at TCU under Tubbs, for whom he played at Oklahoma from 1984-86.

While at OU, he was a member of the Sooners’ 1984-85 Big Eight Championship team as well as the 1985-86 NCAA Tournament team.

Phipps later transferred to NSU and was a guard for Ken Hayes’ Redmen from 1987-89. He etched his name in the NSU record books as a member of the 1,000-point club and earned all-conference honors in 1987-88 and 1988-89. He was inducted in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

Phipps and his wife Stephanie have three children: daughters Mackenzie (14) and Molly (8), and a son, Trey (11).

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