Dan Hipsher

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Dan Hipsher
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team UTRGV

Dan Hipsher (born December 6, 1954) is a current men's basketball coach at UTRGV.[1] He was previously the head coach at Stetson University and Akron, and most recently, an assistant coach at the University of Alabama.

In 1977, he graduated from Bowling Green State University, where he was captain of the basketball team for 2 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 sparkling 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.[2]

College head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wittenberg University (North Coast Athletic Conference) (1989–1993)
1989–90 Wittenberg 29–2 11–1 1st NCAA Division III Elite 8
1990–91 Wittenberg 26–3 11–1 1st NCAA Division III Second Round
1991–92 Wittenberg 23–6 15–1 1st NCAA Division III First Round
1992–93 Wittenberg 19–7 13–3 1st
Wittenberg: 97–18 50–6
Stetson (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 20–12
Akron (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 74–90
Texas-Pan American (Western Athletic Conference) (2013–2015)
2013–14 Texas-Pan American 9–23 5–11 7th
2014–15 Texas-Pan American 10–21 4–10 T–7th
Texas–Pan American: 19–44 9–21
UTRGV (Western Athletic Conference) (2015–present)
2015–16 Texas-Rio Grande Valley
UT–Rio Grande Valley:
Total: 257–226

      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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