Brett Tibbs signs to become a Phoenix


Grace Brooks

Brett Tibbs signing his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Wilson.

by Grace Brooks and Alexis Fowler

Brett Tibbs, a pitcher and four year varsity player, signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Wilson CollegeTibbs has made the Frederick News Post All Area 2nd team twice and First Team All-Area in 2016.

Tibbs has played baseball for 13 years and his biggest supporters are his parents Bob and Kathleen Tibbs and his siblings. “He’s our last one at home and we’re happy and excited for him. He works hard,” said Mr. Bob Tibbs.

Tibbs also plays ice hockey in the fall and winter for the Howard Huskies, where he has been to Nationals four times, but his passion is baseball.

“He puts in more work than any other player I’ve seen. He’s always the last the person to leave practice,” said Linganore baseball coach David Keiling.

Coach Ken MacIver, reached out to the Wilson coach and had him come to watch Tibbs play, which lead to his recruitment.

Tibbs also received offers from  Fairmont State University, Fairfield University and Shepherd University. He chose Wilson because it is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and is closer for his parents to come watch him play. Tibbs plans to study sports management.

Tibbs we playing on the first baseball team ever at Wilson. Wilson’s first baseball game will be played during the Spring of 2019. John Poss was selected to be the first Baseball head Coach.

“His hard work got him where he is today and his determination will get him where he wants to be,” said Keiling.

“He is very athletic. He’s funny and energetic and will pick you up if you’re having  rough game. Brett always wants to practice and help his teammates become better ball players,” said senior Levi Thompson about his teammate.