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Bill F. Tipps

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Bill F. Tipps

Class of 2016

  • Tipps served as a member of the USA Women’s Basketball Games committee From 1988-1996, he was a member of Staff Selection Sub-Committee of USA Basketball
  • From 1979-1991, Tipps served as the Chairman of AAU Girls Basketball
  • Tipps was a tournament director for 75 AAU Girls Basketball National Tournaments and assisted in at least 40 other AAU National Tournaments
  • He was also the tournament director for countless Southeastern and Tennessee AAU Girls Basketball Tournaments
  • Tipps was a volunteer with AAU Girls Basketball for 36 years and was inducted into the AAU Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2001
  • He was a 1987 President’s National Leadership Award honoree
  • Tipps has received multiple awards including the 1984 Sears Award, the 1981 Cartwright Award and the 1957 Spark Plug Award.
  • In 1989, the bookstore at Motlow College was named in his honor
  • Tipps served on the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors