Ken Shipp

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Ken Shipp
Position: Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1929-02-03)February 3, 1929
Place of birth: Old Hickory, Tennessee
Date of death: March 5, 2012(2012-03-05) (aged 83)
Place of death: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Career information
College: Middle Tennessee State
Career history
As coach:
Head coaching record
Career record: 1–4
Coaching stats at pro-football-reference.com

Kenneth Allen Shipp (February 3, 1929 – March 5, 2012) was an American college and professional football coach. He served as an offensive coordinator and receivers coach in the National Football League and briefly as the head coach of the New York Jets during the 1975 season. He assumed the job after the firing of Charley Winner, who was 2-7 on the season. The team was 1-4 under Shipp.[1]

Shipp was noted for his sense of humor as an NFL coach.[2] He had stints at Trinity, Florida State, Tulsa, South Carolina and Miami before entering the NFL, where he had positions with St. Louis and New Orleans.[3] Archie Manning, whom Shipp coached in New Orleans, describes him as "a smart man and a good coach."[4] A 1947 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, he is the namesake of the Ken Shipp Endowed Scholarship at his alma mater[3] as well as the Ken Shipp Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.[5]

Ken Shipp died in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on March 5, 2012, aged 83.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sprechman, Jordan (1998). This Day in New York Sports. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 324. ISBN 1-57167-254-0. 
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Paul (2002-07-11). "Tough as it is to admit, those were the days". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  3. ^ a b Todd, Kippy (2007-12-21). "226 Former Blue Raider Player, College and Pro Coach Ken Shipp Donates $50,000". Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  4. ^ Manning, Archie (2001). Manning. HarperCollins. p. 99. ISBN 0-06-102024-9. 
  5. ^ http://www.cfmt.org/news/releases/shipp_scholarship.php
  6. ^ DNJ Staff Report (March 6, 2012). "Former pro coach, MTSU donor Shipp dies at 83". The Daily News Journal. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 

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