|Title||Associate head coach|
|Born||December 4, 1954|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1977–1978||Miami (graduate asst.)|
|1978–1980||Miami–Dade CC (assistant)|
|2007–2009||South Florida (assistant)|
|2013–2016||UTPA / UTRGV|
|2016–present||Oakland (Associate HC)|
|Head coaching record|
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.
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.
College head coaching record
|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|
|Wittenberg:||97–18 (.843)||50–6 (.893)|
|Stetson (Atlantic Sun Conference) (1993–1995)|
|Stetson:||29–27 (.518)||20–12 (.625)|
|Akron (Mid-American Conference) (1995–2004)|
|Akron:||112–137 (.450)||74–90 (.451)|
|Texas-Pan American/UTRGV (Western Athletic Conference) (2013–2016)|
|2015–16||Texas-Rio Grande Valley||8–22||4–10||T–6th|
|UTRGV:||27–66 (.290)||13–31 (.295)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Hipsher's Arkansas assistant coach profile
- Hipsher's hiring at Arkansas
- Hipsher's coaching record
- Hipsher's hiring at USF
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