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High school boys basketball: Tulsa Washington coach Conley Phipps retiring as head coach

Tulsa Booker T. Washington boys basketball coach Conley Phipps is retiring from coaching, the Tulsa World reported Tuesday.

Phipps is the father of The Oklahoman All State second-team member Trey Phipps, who signed with Oklahoma in November. Conley said he is retiring from coaching so he can attend his son’s games.

During his three-year tenure with Tulsa Washington, Phipps guided the Hornets to a 2019 state title, a 2018 Class 5A state championship game appearance and a 2020 state tournament appearance before it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Conley played two seasons at OU and then two more at Northeastern State in Tahlequah before moving into coaching. He coached in different roles for 30 years, including nine as a head coach. 





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Booker T. Washington basketball player Trey Phipps (left), after signing with Oklahoma, with his father and coach Conley Phipps II on Nov. 13 at BTW's Nathan E. Harris Field House. BARRY LEWIS/Tulsa World

Booker T. Washington basketball player Trey Phipps (left), after signing with Oklahoma, with his father and coach Conley Phipps II on Nov. 13 at BTW's Nathan E. Harris Field House. BARRY LEWIS/Tulsa World

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James Jackson

James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›

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