Dan Hipsher

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Dan Hipsher
Current position
TitleAssociate head coach
ConferenceHorizon League
Biographical details
Born (1954-12-04) December 4, 1954 (age 64)
Playing career
1973–1977Bowling Green
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977–1978Miami (OH) (GA)
1978–1980Miami–Dade CC (assistant)
1980–1989Dayton (assistant)
2005–2007Arkansas (assistant)
2007–2009South Florida (assistant)
2009–2013Alabama (assistant)
2013–2016Texas–Pan American / Texas–Rio Grande
2016–presentOakland (associate HC)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
4 NCAC regular season (1990–1993)
2 NCAC Tournament (1990, 1991)
1 MAC East Division (1998)
NCAC Coach of the Year (1990)
Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year (1995)

Dan Hipsher (born December 6, 1954) is the associate head coach for the Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's basketball team. He was previously the head coach at Wittenberg University, Stetson University, the University of Akron and Texas–Rio Grande Valley.

In 1977, he graduated from Bowling Green State University, where he was captain of the basketball team for two seasons.

From 1981 to 1989, Hipsher served as an assistant coach at the University of Dayton under Don Donoher. His first head coaching position was at Wittenberg University, where he compiled a 97–18 record while winning four North Coast Athletic Conference titles and two NCAC Tournament titles. He left Wittenberg for Stetson University, where he served as head coach for two years.

From 1995 to 2004, he served as men's basketball head coach at the University of Akron. During his nine seasons as Akron head coach, Hipsher guided the team to a 112–137 record. He was named both Ohio College and Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year in 1998.

After Akron, Hipsher was hired by Stan Heath at the University of Arkansas. When Heath was fired in 2007, Hipsher followed him to the University of South Florida. Hipsher worked two seasons under Heath at USF.

In April 2009, Hipsher accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. Grant played at Dayton during Hipsher's stint as an assistant for the Flyers.

Hipsher once received a job recommendation from legendary coach, Bob Knight. Knight answered his mobile phone during a speech in Nashville, Indiana to recommend Hipsher to an unknown caller.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wittenberg Tigers (North Coast Athletic Conference) (1989–1993)
1989–90 Wittenberg 29–2 11–1 1st NCAA Division III Elite Eight
1990–91 Wittenberg 26–3 11–1 1st NCAA Division III Second Round
1991–92 Wittenberg 23–6 15–1 T–1st NCAA Division III First Round
1992–93 Wittenberg 19–7 13–3 T–1st
Wittenberg: 97–18 (.843) 50–6 (.893)
Stetson Hatters (Atlantic Sun Conference) (1993–1995)
1993–94 Stetson 14–15 9–7 T–3rd
1994–95 Stetson 15–12 11–5 T–2nd
Stetson: 29–27 (.518) 20–12 (.625)
Akron Zips (Mid-American Conference) (1995–2004)
1995–96 Akron 3–23 0–18 10th
1996–97 Akron 8–18 6–12 9th
1997–98 Akron 17–10 13–5 1st (East)
1998–99 Akron 18–9 12–6 4th (East)
1999–00 Akron 17–11 11–7 3rd (East)
2000–01 Akron 12–16 9–9 6th (East)
2001–02 Akron 10–21 5–13 7th (East)
2002–03 Akron 14–14 9–9 3rd (East)
2003–04 Akron 13–15 7–11 6th (East)
Akron: 112–137 (.450) 74–90 (.451)
Texas–Pan American Broncs / Texas–Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (Western Athletic Conference) (2013–2016)
2013–14 Texas–Pan American 9–23 5–11 7th
2014–15 Texas–Pan American 10–21 4–10 T–7th
2015–16 Texas–Rio Grande Valley 8–22 4–10 T–6th
Texas–Pan American / Texas–Rio Grande: 27–66 (.290) 13–31 (.295)
Total: 265–248 (.517)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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