Joe Lipa

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Jose "Joe" Lipa, Jr.[1] is a Filipino basketball coach. Lipa coached his alma mater, the University of the Philippines, in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men's basketball. He has also had a head coaching stint for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, and the Air21 Express of the professional Philippine Basketball Association. Lipa is also a former head coach of the national basketball team of the Philippines, coaching the team to a bronze medal finish in the 1986 Asian Games. He was also named the Commissioner of the UAAP for its basketball tournament in 2005.[2]

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An Economics graduate at the State University, Joe Lipa played with the Maroons in 1963-66. He also donned the San Miguel jersey in the MICAA in 1965-66, where he played as a power forward. Starting in 1981, he was assigned to handle the UP Maroons after serving as assistant coach way back in 1978, Lipa was sent on a basketball scholarship to the United States in 1984, where he observed the coaching prowess of famed mentor Bobby Knight of Indiana University during sessions at the University of Southern California. He made the trip through the help of the UP Sports Foundation, courtesy of the UP President, and his Sigma Rho Fraternity brothers, [1] In 1986, Joe led his alumni, the UP Maroons to its first UAAP championship after 47 years.

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Preceded by
Dave Perez
UP Fighting Maroons men's basketball head coach
1981-1986
Succeeded by
Mon Bernabe
Preceded by
Ed Ocampo
Formula Shell head coach
1987-1988
Succeeded by
Dante Silverio
Preceded by
Rino Salazar
Formula Shell head coach
1994
Succeeded by
Chito Narvasa
Preceded by
-
UP Fighting Maroons men's basketball head coach
1995
Succeeded by
Eric Altamirano
Preceded by
UAAP basketball commissioner
1998
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Mark Molina
Ateneo Blue Eagles men's basketball head coach
1999-2001
Succeeded by
Joel Banal
Preceded by
first
Ateneo-Pioneer head coach
1999-2001
Succeeded by
Ricky Dandan
Preceded by
Ato Badolato
UAAP basketball commissioner
2005
Succeeded by
Elmer Yanga
Preceded by
Lito Vergara
UP Fighting Maroons men's basketball head coach
2006-2007
Succeeded by
Aboy Castro
Preceded by
Chito Narvasa
Philippine NCAA basketball commissioner
2008
Succeeded by
Aric del Rosario
Preceded by
Chito Narvasa
UAAP basketball commissioner
2009
Succeeded by
Ato Badolato
Preceded by
Aric del Rosario
Philippine NCAA basketball commissioner
2012
Succeeded by
(incumbent)